Annual Report 2006-2007 - The Council of Independent Colleges

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annual report<br />

<strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> State <strong>of</strong> Our Sector:<br />

<strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> and Universities Today

annual report <strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> State <strong>of</strong> Our Sector:<br />

<strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> and Universities Today<br />

Founded in 1956, the <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> (CIC) is an association <strong>of</strong> independent colleges and<br />

universities working together to:<br />

• support college and university leadership;<br />

• advance institutional excellence; and<br />

• enhance private higher education’s contributions to society.<br />

CIC is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent liberal arts colleges and<br />

universities in the U.S. CIC is not a lobbying organization but rather focuses on providing services to campus<br />

leaders as well as seminars, workshops, and programs that assist institutions in improving educational programs,<br />

administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.<br />

Cover photo credits: (top, l-r) Chapman University (CA), Columbia College (SC), Philadelphia University (PA); (middle, l-r) University <strong>of</strong> Indianapolis (IN),<br />

Huston-Tillotson University (TX); (bottom, l-r) Washington College (MD), Hilbert College (NY).

Table <strong>of</strong> Contents<br />

Message from the Chair 2<br />

<strong>The</strong> State <strong>of</strong> Our Sector 3<br />

Connecting Leaders 5<br />

Promoting High-Quality Education 9<br />

Making the Case 14<br />

Advancing Institutional Effectiveness 16<br />

Collaborating to Strengthen Programs 18<br />

Stimulating Reform 20<br />

<strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> CIC Awardees 20<br />

Resource Development 22<br />

Financial Statement 23<br />

Emmanuel College, MA<br />

Board <strong>of</strong> Directors 24<br />

Advisory Committees and Task Forces 25<br />

College and University Members 26<br />

Affiliate Members 30<br />

CIC Staff and Advisors 31<br />

Connecting with CIC 32<br />

<strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> •

Message from the Chair<br />

Williams College, MA<br />

In my two years as Chair <strong>of</strong> the CIC Board<br />

<strong>of</strong> Directors, I have been pleased to witness<br />

great advancement in the independent higher<br />

education sector. Across the country, small and<br />

mid-sized private colleges and universities have<br />

set new records for enrollment and endowment,<br />

institutional leadership and programming has<br />

become more effective than ever, and increased<br />

use <strong>of</strong> measures <strong>of</strong> accountability and assessment has helped inform<br />

and guide our institutions in a rapidly changing world. <strong>The</strong> state <strong>of</strong> our<br />

sector is indeed strong, as is the <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> itself,<br />

which continues its impressive growth as an association.<br />

CIC continues to add many new top-quality programs, tools,<br />

and services to connect higher education leaders, promote highquality<br />

education, make the case for the independent sector, advance<br />

institutional effectiveness, collaborate to strengthen programs, and<br />

stimulate reform.<br />

Among the new programs <strong>of</strong>fered by CIC in <strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> and<br />

described in this report are the Network for Effective Language<br />

Learning and the Institutional Diagnostic Service for New Presidents.<br />

CIC also was selected this year to administer the prestigious Woodrow<br />

Wilson Visiting Fellow Program, beginning in January 2008. <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Council</strong> is continuing other esteemed programs such as the American<br />

Graduate Fellowships (now in its second year); seminars for faculty<br />

members in American history and in the uses <strong>of</strong> classical texts; and<br />

libraries and learning spaces workshops. In addition, CIC continues to<br />

strengthen and update many existing services such as the Key Indicators<br />

and Financial Indicators Tools (KIT and FIT) that help improve<br />

institutional decision-making; the Making the Case website that<br />

provides up-to-date data on the effectiveness <strong>of</strong> our institutions; and<br />

the Historic Campus Architecture Project website that documents the<br />

wealth <strong>of</strong> important historic buildings and landscapes on our campuses.<br />

Long before the recent calls for assessment and accountability by<br />

the Spellings Commission, CIC encouraged its member colleges and<br />

universities to use tools such as the Collegiate Learning Assessment<br />

(CLA) and National Survey <strong>of</strong> Student Engagement (NSSE) to<br />

document their effectiveness. CIC also has increased its role in<br />

advocating the strength and self-governance <strong>of</strong> our sector and has<br />

actively sought to be a major voice for the independent sector by<br />

reaching out strategically to the media, the public, and other higher<br />

education constituencies with opinion pieces, guest columns, and<br />

letters to the editor in national newspapers and higher education<br />

trade publications.<br />

CIC continues to break records in membership as well as in<br />

participation at its major conferences. Membership in CIC for<br />

<strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> reached a new high <strong>of</strong> 582 institutions, and the <strong>2006</strong><br />

Institute for Chief Academic Officers, which included chief student<br />

affairs <strong>of</strong>ficers, attracted the largest number <strong>of</strong> academic leaders in the<br />

event’s 34-year history.<br />

It has been an honor and a privilege to work with CIC’s Board <strong>of</strong><br />

Directors, President Richard Ekman, and CIC’s talented and hardworking<br />

staff during this period <strong>of</strong> impressive growth and achievement.<br />

Today, independent higher education faces great challenges—yet the<br />

state <strong>of</strong> the sector is strong. With the steady, practical, and ongoing<br />

help <strong>of</strong> organizations such as the <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong>, our<br />

colleges are better equipped than ever to succeed.<br />

Sincerely,<br />

Antoine M. Garibaldi<br />

President, Gannon University<br />

Chair, CIC Board <strong>of</strong> Directors<br />

• <strong>The</strong> <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong>

<strong>The</strong> State <strong>of</strong> our Sector<br />

As an association dedicated to serving<br />

independent colleges and universities, CIC has<br />

had an excellent year, with growth in membership,<br />

programs and services, and financial support. But<br />

the true measure <strong>of</strong> CIC’s success is not in the<br />

progress <strong>of</strong> the organization itself, but rather in the<br />

health <strong>of</strong> the institutions that CIC serves. By that<br />

measure, the 582 colleges and universities (fouryear,<br />

two-year, and international) that are CIC members also are doing<br />

very well. While not every institution is succeeding equally well in all<br />

respects, the aggregate picture <strong>of</strong> the state <strong>of</strong> the country’s small and<br />

mid-sized private colleges and universities is encouraging.<br />

Undergraduate enrollment at CIC’s four-year member institutions<br />

was 1,142,660 in <strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong>, up 2 percent from the previous year.<br />

Endowment asset value was $3.6 billion at the end <strong>of</strong> 2005–<strong>2006</strong>, up<br />

from $3.2 billion (or 9 percent) from the previous year. Average faculty<br />

salaries rose 3.5 percent, with the salary for full-time full pr<strong>of</strong>essors<br />

averaging $67,302. In addition, leadership <strong>of</strong> our colleges is proving<br />

durable: the average length <strong>of</strong> a private college presidency is now eight<br />

and a half years (while the tenure <strong>of</strong> public university presidencies<br />

averages less than eight years).<br />

Higher education became a subject for more widespread public<br />

discussion during the past year, thanks largely to the Secretary <strong>of</strong><br />

Education’s pointed statements about our alleged shortcomings.<br />

Happily, private colleges and universities have risen to these challenges<br />

and are playing a leading role in meeting the Secretary’s focus on<br />

national priorities.<br />

• <strong>Independent</strong> colleges are continuing to make college attendance<br />

affordable and accessible for deserving students.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> proportion <strong>of</strong> students receiving Pell Grants at small and<br />

mid-sized independent colleges is higher than at public research<br />

universities (31 percent versus 24 percent).<br />

• Four out <strong>of</strong> five college graduates earning an undergraduate<br />

degree from private colleges and universities do so in four years<br />

or less, compared with just half <strong>of</strong> students at public institutions.<br />

• “At risk,” low-income or first-generation students attending<br />

private colleges and universities are twice as likely to graduate as<br />

at-risk students at public institutions.<br />

Also thanks to Secretary Spellings, there has been much attention<br />

during the past year to measures <strong>of</strong> the “learning outcomes” <strong>of</strong> a college<br />

education. Well before the Secretary’s call for assessment, however,<br />

CIC was a leader in encouraging institutions to take seriously the<br />

assessment <strong>of</strong> student learning. As early as 2002, CIC was the first<br />

national association to promote the use <strong>of</strong> the National Survey <strong>of</strong><br />

Student Engagement (NSSE) and to embrace the Collegiate Learning<br />

Assessment (CLA). CIC and its member institutions believe that<br />

data collection and analysis are essential steps toward institutional<br />

self-improvement. This year, CIC’s consortium <strong>of</strong> 33 colleges and<br />

universities that are using the CLA and sharing results remains the<br />

largest group <strong>of</strong> institutions working together voluntarily to seek<br />

continuous improvement in helping students to learn. <strong>The</strong> Teagle<br />

Foundation has recognized CIC’s role by awarding a large grant that<br />

will make it possible to expand the consortium’s work for another three<br />

years. <strong>The</strong> point here is that voluntary efforts are underway; there is no<br />

need for federal interference.<br />

But the picture is not entirely positive, and private higher<br />

education still faces important challenges. On behalf <strong>of</strong> all smaller<br />

colleges, CIC is trying to engage some <strong>of</strong> the more troubling issues. For<br />

example, despite the compelling statistics on student access and success,<br />

many journalists and policymakers persist in fueling the misperception<br />

that private colleges are only for affluent young people. Despite the<br />

disproportionate contributions <strong>of</strong> private colleges to preparing graduates<br />

to enter fields critical to American society, small colleges are too <strong>of</strong>ten<br />

treated as an after-thought rather than leaders in providing the most<br />

promising solutions to major national issues.<br />

CIC’s Making the Case website and the persuasive data to be<br />

found there attempt to address these misconceptions. Additional facts<br />

are these:<br />

• Twenty percent <strong>of</strong> all new school teachers graduate from CIC<br />

colleges, despite enrolling only 7 percent <strong>of</strong> all students attending<br />

four-year colleges and universities.<br />

Thomas Aquinas<br />

College, CA<br />

<strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> •

<strong>The</strong> State <strong>of</strong> our Sector (Cont’d)<br />

Clark Atlanta<br />

University, GA<br />

• Large numbers <strong>of</strong> PhD scientists complete their undergraduate<br />

work at small colleges; an introductory science student who<br />

ultimately enters scientific careers is more likely to graduate on<br />

time, making small-college science a much more cost-effective<br />

way to increase our national supply <strong>of</strong> scientists.<br />

• Altogether, 35 percent <strong>of</strong> all graduates are from private<br />

institutions, even though only 25 percent <strong>of</strong> students nationwide<br />

matriculate at these colleges and universities.<br />

I hope that CIC members are pleased by the quality and variety <strong>of</strong><br />

the programs and services that have been provided to members during<br />

the past this year. I look forward to working with all members to address<br />

the very real challenges that still face independent higher education and<br />

to ensure that the state <strong>of</strong> our sector remains strong.<br />

Sincerely yours,<br />

Richard Ekman<br />

President<br />

<strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

100%<br />

80%<br />

60%<br />

40%<br />

20%<br />

0%<br />

Percentage <strong>of</strong> Students Who Are "Very Satisfied"<br />

Percentage <strong>of</strong> with Students the Education Who <strong>The</strong>y Are Received “Very Satisfied”<br />

with the Education <strong>The</strong>y Received<br />

70%<br />

Large Private<br />

Research<br />

University<br />

66%<br />

Liberal Arts<br />

College<br />

62%<br />

Modest-Size<br />

Private<br />

University<br />

54%<br />

Large Public<br />

State College<br />

or University<br />

A survey <strong>of</strong> public opinion on higher education for the Chronicle <strong>of</strong> Higher<br />

Education concludes that graduates <strong>of</strong> private liberal arts colleges (66<br />

percent), large private research universities (70 percent), and mid-sized<br />

private universities (62 percent) are more likely than alumni <strong>of</strong> large<br />

public universities (54 percent) or small state colleges (45 percent) to<br />

indicate that they are very satisfied with the education they received.<br />

Source: Based on the Chronicle <strong>of</strong> Higher Education’s Survey <strong>of</strong> Public<br />

Opinion on Higher Education (2003).<br />

Percentage <strong>of</strong> Alumni Who Say<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir Percentage Education <strong>of</strong> Alumni Was “Excellent”<br />

Who Say<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir Education Was "Excellent"<br />

45%<br />

Small State<br />

College or<br />

University<br />

100%<br />

80%<br />

60%<br />

40%<br />

61%<br />

41% 40% 40%<br />

52%<br />

20%<br />

0%<br />

<strong>Independent</strong><br />

College and<br />

University<br />

Alumni<br />

Regional<br />

Public<br />

University<br />

Alumni<br />

National Public<br />

University<br />

Alumni<br />

Total Public<br />

University<br />

Alumni<br />

<strong>Independent</strong><br />

Research<br />

University<br />

Alumni<br />

<strong>Independent</strong> college alumni, according to a survey by Hardwick~Day,<br />

are more likely than public university graduates to rate their overall<br />

undergraduate experience as “excellent” (61 percent vs. 40 percent).<br />

Survey Question: How would you evaluate your overall undergraduate<br />

experience Would you say it was excellent, good, fair, or poor<br />

Source: Comparative Alumni Survey, Hardwick~Day, 2003<br />

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Connecting Leaders<br />

CIC provides opportunities—through conferences, meetings,<br />

confidential consultations, and listservs—for campus leaders to<br />

share ideas and learn from one another. Among these programs and<br />

services are the following:<br />

Programs for Presidents<br />

Presidents Institute—CIC’s <strong>2007</strong> Institute<br />

provided presidents with new ideas, leadership<br />

enhancement strategies, and networking<br />

opportunities. <strong>The</strong> Institute, held in Tucson,<br />

Arizona, under the theme <strong>of</strong> “<strong>The</strong> Anticipatory<br />

Presidency and the 21st Century Campus,”<br />

attracted 288 presidents and 173 spouses<br />

and garnered another record level <strong>of</strong> support<br />

from sponsors.<br />

Plenary speakers included George Rupp, president <strong>of</strong> the<br />

International Rescue Committee in New York, who keynoted the<br />

Institute with a poignant speech on the challenge <strong>of</strong> American<br />

provincialism; Rita Colwell, distinguished pr<strong>of</strong>essor at the University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Maryland, College Park, and former director <strong>of</strong> the National<br />

Science Foundation, who discussed the under-representation <strong>of</strong><br />

women and minorities in the sciences and the need for investment<br />

in basic research; Michael Dolence, president <strong>of</strong> Michael G. Dolence<br />

& Associates, who addressed the importance <strong>of</strong> curricular reform in<br />

staying globally competitive; and a closing panel (see box) <strong>of</strong> current<br />

and former presidents who explored critical issues in higher education<br />

finance, pricing, and discounting that institutions will face in the<br />

coming decade.<br />

Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission—CIC entered a third<br />

successful year <strong>of</strong> its Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission<br />

program, a distinctive series <strong>of</strong> seminars for presidents, as well as<br />

prospective presidents, that center on the idea <strong>of</strong> vocation, the character<br />

<strong>of</strong> educational communities, and the relationship <strong>of</strong> faith and reason.<br />

This year’s program focused on prospective presidents, assisting them<br />

in reflecting on their sense <strong>of</strong> calling as it relates to the missions <strong>of</strong> the<br />

<strong>2007</strong> Presidents Institute Address<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Economic Future <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> Higher Education:<br />

Problems and Solutions”<br />

At the <strong>2007</strong> Presidents Institute, a closing panel <strong>of</strong> current and former<br />

presidents—James L. Doti <strong>of</strong> Chapman University (CA), Morton Owen<br />

Schapiro <strong>of</strong> Williams College (MA), and Michael S. McPherson <strong>of</strong> the<br />

Spencer Foundation—predicted severe challenges for higher education in<br />

the next decade. In forecasting the economic future <strong>of</strong> higher education,<br />

the panel emphasized that colleges and universities will likely see<br />

continued strategic use <strong>of</strong> tuition discounting, particularly at highly selective<br />

institutions; increasingly constrained federal and state funding for higher<br />

education as a result <strong>of</strong> the nation’s ballooning budget deficit; and major<br />

demographic and regional changes in the demand for higher education.<br />

<strong>The</strong> panel—drawing on their research on campus demographics and the<br />

economics <strong>of</strong> higher education—<strong>of</strong>fered future projections such as:<br />

• <strong>The</strong> proportion <strong>of</strong> white students at colleges and universities will<br />

decrease from 74 percent today to less than 60 percent in 2020;<br />

the proportion <strong>of</strong> Hispanic applicants is predicted to double from 6<br />

percent to 12 percent; and the differences by region will be striking—<br />

many more students will come from the Sunbelt states and fewer will<br />

come from New England and the Midwest.<br />

• Charging a higher tuition price and <strong>of</strong>fering discounts can have a<br />

positive impact on enrollment, but mainly for the highly selective<br />

institutions. Analysis suggests that high-selectivity schools retained 57<br />

cents for every dollar they spent on tuition discounting; low-selectivity<br />

institutions retained only 35 cents per dollar. <strong>The</strong>refore, less selective<br />

institutions are not as able to use effectively a high-tuition, highdiscount<br />

policy.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> predicted $3.5 trillion federal budget deficit means that finding<br />

money to fund higher education will be a struggle. <strong>The</strong>re may be<br />

a long-term decline in the governmental priority given to higher<br />

education spending, resulting in federal regulation and insistence on<br />

assessment. To counter this shift, presidents will need to tell <strong>of</strong>ficials<br />

what colleges and universities are already doing to assess educational<br />

effectiveness in order to foster a “culture <strong>of</strong> evidence” on campus.<br />

Drew University, NJ<br />

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Connecting Leaders (Cont’d)<br />

Illinois Wesleyan<br />

University<br />

institutions they might lead. Nineteen prospective presidents and 17<br />

spouses participated in a July 15–18, <strong>2007</strong>, seminar. <strong>The</strong>y examined the<br />

role <strong>of</strong> institutional mission in framing their potential work as president<br />

and presidential spouse and contemplated the possibility <strong>of</strong> articulating<br />

an institutional saga—something more than just the mission—anchored<br />

in the unique history <strong>of</strong> the institution.<br />

Facilitators for the prospective presidents program included<br />

William Frame, CIC senior advisor and president emeritus <strong>of</strong> Augsburg<br />

College (MN) and project director, and Anne Frame; Joel Cunningham,<br />

vice chancellor (president) and pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> mathematics and Trudy<br />

Cunningham, lecturer in mathematics and senior consultant for<br />

admission and advising, both at Sewanee: <strong>The</strong> University <strong>of</strong> the South<br />

(TN); Mary Ann Dillon, RSM, president <strong>of</strong> Mount Aloysius College<br />

(PA); and Jake Schrum, president <strong>of</strong> Southwestern University (TX).<br />

Program participants included James P. Colman, vice president for<br />

academic affairs and Becky Colman, Charleston Southern University<br />

(SC); Scott Flanagan, vice president for planning and enrollment and<br />

Krista Flanagan, Edgewood College (WI); Nancy H. Blattner, vice<br />

president and dean for academic affairs and J. Tim Blattner, Fontbonne<br />

University (MO); Herma Williams, provost and chief academic <strong>of</strong>ficer<br />

and Eric Williams, Fresno Pacific University (CA); Keith Taylor, provost<br />

and vice president for academic affairs and Mary Jean Taylor, Gannon<br />

University (PA); Rebecca Ankeny, associate vice president for academic<br />

affairs and Mark Ankeny, George Fox University (OR); William P.<br />

Anderson, provost and vice president <strong>of</strong> academic affairs and Kathryn<br />

L. Anderson, Grove City College (PA); Rockwell F. Jones, executive vice<br />

president and dean <strong>of</strong> advancement and Melissa Lollar Jones, Hendrix<br />

College (AR); Christopher E. Toote, vice president <strong>of</strong> student affairs and<br />

Wanda M. Toote, Jarvis Christian College (TX); Sandra J. Doran, chief<br />

<strong>of</strong> staff, vice president, and general counsel and Stephen Doran, Lesley<br />

University (MA); Janet H. Robinson, vice president for academic affairs<br />

and D. Gene Robinson, Lourdes College (OH); Thomas J. Enneking,<br />

provost and vice president for academic affairs and Sherri D. Enneking,<br />

Marian College (IN); Thomas E. Reynolds, vice president for mission<br />

and Madeline Reynolds, Regis University (CO); J. Lee Johnson, senior<br />

vice president for business and finance, Siena Heights University (MI);<br />

Dawn Pleas-Bailey, vice president <strong>of</strong> student life and Alvin Jerome<br />

Bailey, Southwestern College (KS); James W. Hunt, provost and dean<br />

<strong>of</strong> the faculty and Diane Hunt, Southwestern University (TX); Lorraine<br />

Rodrigues-Fisher, vice president for academic affairs and Edward D.<br />

Fisher, St. Ambrose University (IA); David R. Finley, vice president for<br />

academic affairs and Heidi M. Finley, Tri-State University (IN); and<br />

Christine DeVinne, dean <strong>of</strong> the school <strong>of</strong> arts and sciences, Ursuline<br />

College (OH).<br />

A follow-up meeting <strong>of</strong> the prospective presidents seminar group is<br />

scheduled for winter 2008. Recruitment is underway for a new cohort<br />

<strong>of</strong> college and university presidents who will participate in the 2008–<br />

2009 program for current presidents.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program is<br />

supported by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.<br />

Conversation Between Foundation Officers and College and University<br />

Presidents—CIC’s Foundation Conversation, which took place in<br />

New York City on October 10, <strong>2006</strong>, focused on the effectiveness and<br />

potential <strong>of</strong> independent colleges and universities as leaders in new<br />

trends for global education. Held at TIAA-CREF headquarters, the<br />

<strong>2006</strong> Conversation—18th in an annual series—drew 134 participants.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Campus and the Globe: Building Resources to<br />

Internationalize Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship” was the<br />

theme. Jonathan F. Fanton, president <strong>of</strong> the John D. and Catherine<br />

T. MacArthur Foundation, gave the keynote address on “Guiding<br />

Students Toward Global Citizenship.” A panel discussion on the topic,<br />

“Focus on Faculty—Enriching the Global Dimension <strong>of</strong> Teaching and<br />

Scholarship,” followed Fanton’s presentation and included Pauline Yu,<br />

president <strong>of</strong> the American <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> Learned Societies; and Mary Ellen<br />

Lane, executive director <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> American Overseas Research<br />

Centers. <strong>The</strong> concluding panel, “Focus on Academic Programs—<br />

Opportunities in Asia and Europe for Enriching the Global Dimension<br />

<strong>of</strong> Learning,” featured Ulrich Grothus, director <strong>of</strong> the German<br />

Academic Exchange Service New York, and Terrill Lautz, vice president<br />

and secretary <strong>of</strong> the Henry Luce Foundation.<br />

Institutional Diagnostic Service for New Presidents—In <strong>2007</strong>, CIC<br />

launched the Institutional Diagnostic Service (IDS) that helps recently<br />

appointed college and university presidents identify serious problems<br />

that should be addressed immediately as well as promising opportunities<br />

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for strategic attention. <strong>The</strong> IDS engages a team <strong>of</strong> former presidents<br />

and experienced consultants, who review institutional documents<br />

and conduct interviews with key individuals during a campus visit.<br />

<strong>The</strong> purpose <strong>of</strong> the IDS is to enable new presidents to make the most<br />

effective use <strong>of</strong> their early months as president. This service, provided<br />

in cooperation with <strong>The</strong> Presidential Practice (TPP), is funded by the<br />

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.<br />

Connecting Chief Academic Officers<br />

Institute for Chief Academic Officers—CIC’s 34th<br />

annual Institute for Chief Academic Officers,<br />

which included chief student affairs <strong>of</strong>ficers,<br />

drew the largest number <strong>of</strong> academic leaders in<br />

the history <strong>of</strong> the meeting—with 324 CAOs,<br />

138 CSAOs, 48 other academic <strong>of</strong>ficers, and<br />

others. Chief student affairs <strong>of</strong>ficers are invited to<br />

the Institute every five years. <strong>The</strong> meeting, held<br />

November 4–7, <strong>2006</strong>, in St. Petersburg, Florida,<br />

explored the theme <strong>of</strong> “Leadership for Learning and Student Success.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> national associations <strong>of</strong> student affairs pr<strong>of</strong>essionals—National<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> Student Personnel Administrators and American College<br />

Personnel Association—helped to plan and promote the conference.<br />

Speakers and panelists explored such topics as responding to<br />

societal challenges, balancing student responsibility for learning with<br />

the responsibility <strong>of</strong> academic and student affairs educators, and<br />

competition and accountability as imperatives for institutional leaders.<br />

Plenary speakers included Roger Martin, president emeritus <strong>of</strong><br />

Randolph-Macon College (VA), who delivered the keynote address<br />

on student consumerism and the ivory tower; Diana Oblinger, vice<br />

president <strong>of</strong> EDUCAUSE, who addressed the impact <strong>of</strong> skyrocketing<br />

digital technology on higher education; Jamie Merisotis, founding<br />

president <strong>of</strong> the Institute for Higher Education Policy, who discussed<br />

accountability and leadership for learning (see box); and a closing<br />

session with Michael Witherspoon, former vice president for national<br />

business development for James Tower and now senior vice president<br />

<strong>of</strong> Jon McRae & Associates, and Catherine Cook, CEO, and William<br />

<strong>2006</strong> CAO Institute Plenary Session<br />

“Accountability and Leadership for Learning”<br />

Jamie Merisotis, founding president <strong>of</strong> the Institute for<br />

Higher Education Policy, delivered a plenary address<br />

about managing accountability issues in a way that<br />

is strategic and enhances institutional goals and<br />

priorities. “<strong>The</strong> national landscape <strong>of</strong> accountability<br />

for both institutional and student success that has<br />

emerged over the last few years is likely to have a<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>ound impact on what we do, and how we do it,<br />

in U.S. higher education,” said Merisotis. “<strong>The</strong>se emerging strategies and<br />

approaches are being driven by a fundamental view that higher education’s<br />

performance must improve significantly in order for the nation to achieve<br />

maximum benefit from the investment in higher education.”<br />

“We must take a more holistic view <strong>of</strong> what we do as higher education<br />

institutions in fashioning this new accountability paradigm…. <strong>The</strong> emergence<br />

<strong>of</strong> data-driven strategies and accountability systems have not done nearly<br />

enough to take into account the complex circumstances under which today’s<br />

college students’ lives are lived. <strong>The</strong> ideal scenario <strong>of</strong> a normally persisting,<br />

well-advised, highly motivated student runs headlong into the stark reality<br />

<strong>of</strong> life in America today: prior educational deficiencies, family and child<br />

responsibilities, financial pressures, language and cultural barriers, and<br />

poor information and support systems. <strong>The</strong>se are the very issues that many<br />

<strong>of</strong> your colleges deal with every day, serving as the front lines in the war to<br />

improve our nation’s educational accomplishments….<br />

Countering this bleak prospect will require more than tweaking<br />

at the margins. It will require a true partnership that dedicates time,<br />

understanding, effort, political capital, and financial resources to ensure<br />

that college opportunities are available to students who would not otherwise<br />

attend....<br />

<strong>The</strong> partnership should develop a coordinated strategy and must include<br />

local, state, and federal lawmakers; students and parents; the private<br />

sector; the media; higher education associations and analysts; and college<br />

faculty, staff, and leadership at all kinds <strong>of</strong> institutions…. Investment in<br />

postsecondary education by all members <strong>of</strong> this partnership will lead to<br />

returns that benefit both individuals and society….”<br />

Virginia Union University<br />

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Notre Dame College, OH<br />

Miller, president <strong>of</strong> Miller/Cook & Associates, who spoke about<br />

requirements for recruitment and retention.<br />

In addition, 51 CAO spouses attended special sessions on issues<br />

ranging from working with today’s college students to entertaining<br />

campus constituents.<br />

Connecting Campus Leaders<br />

and Faculty Members<br />

Department/Division Chair Workshops—Nearly 250<br />

department and division chairs, representing 117<br />

colleges and universities, participated in the sixth<br />

annual series <strong>of</strong> regional workshops in spring <strong>2007</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> focus this year was on “Essential Tools for Leading<br />

the Academic Department.” <strong>The</strong> workshops were held<br />

in San Francisco, California (March 30–31); Chapel<br />

Hill, North Carolina (May 22–24); Philadelphia,<br />

Pennsylvania (May 30–June 1); and Minneapolis/St.<br />

Paul, Minnesota (June 5–7). <strong>The</strong> workshops, designed<br />

to serve both experienced and new chairs, <strong>of</strong>fered opportunities to<br />

explore how to conduct strategic planning for programs, handle<br />

sensitive communications, assess program costs, practice preventive law,<br />

and understand current legal issues for campuses. Speakers included<br />

Nancy Alex, senior consultant for assessment and program analysis<br />

for <strong>The</strong> Austen Group; Claudia Beversluis, provost, Calvin College<br />

(MI); Virginia Bianco-Mathis, pr<strong>of</strong>essor in the School <strong>of</strong> Business<br />

and director <strong>of</strong> human resources graduate programs, Marymount<br />

University (VA); John W. Bruton, pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> English and associate<br />

dean, School <strong>of</strong> Arts and Humanities, Ferrum College (VA); Judith<br />

Griffith, associate pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> English and department chair, Wartburg<br />

College (IA); Colleen A. Hegranes, senior vice president, College <strong>of</strong> St.<br />

Catherine (MN); Kate Sigman Hendricks, deputy university counsel,<br />

Duke University; Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean <strong>of</strong> the<br />

college, Catawba College (NC); Christopher Hogan, principal in the<br />

law firm <strong>of</strong> Moots, Carter and Hogan, LPA (OH); Jane T. Jakoubek,<br />

vice president for academic affairs and dean <strong>of</strong> the faculty, Monmouth<br />

College (IL); James J. Lakso, provost and vice president for student<br />

development, Juniata College (PA); Larry Nuti, college counsel, Saint<br />

Mary’s College <strong>of</strong> California; Kenneth J. Porada, provost and vice<br />

president for academic affairs, Dominican University <strong>of</strong> California;<br />

Marianne Schimelfenig, general counsel, Saint Mary’s College <strong>of</strong><br />

California; Richard J. Sherry, dean <strong>of</strong> faculty growth and assessment,<br />

Bethel University (MN); John C. Spurlock, chair <strong>of</strong> the humanities<br />

division, Seton Hill University (PA); and Michael Williams, president,<br />

<strong>The</strong> Austen Group.<br />

Helping Spouses <strong>of</strong> Presidents and Chief Academic Officers—CIC<br />

provides special programming for spouses <strong>of</strong> presidents and chief<br />

academic <strong>of</strong>ficers at its two annual meetings. An impressive number <strong>of</strong><br />

presidential spouses (173) attended CIC’s <strong>2007</strong> Presidents Institute,<br />

featuring sessions on the personal and pr<strong>of</strong>essional interests <strong>of</strong><br />

presidential spouses. Session topics included the spouse’s role and<br />

influence on campus, how tax laws apply to their fundraising efforts,<br />

and finding a niche on campus and in the community. In addition, 51<br />

CAO spouses attended the <strong>2006</strong> Institute for Chief Academic Officers.<br />

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integrating pr<strong>of</strong>essionaL and LiBeraL education<br />

<strong>Report</strong> <strong>of</strong> a Symposium on the Liberal Arts and Business, May <strong>2007</strong><br />

By David C. Paris<br />

Promoting High-Quality education<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> supports practical, sustainable,<br />

and cost-effective ways to raise the quality <strong>of</strong> education. CIC’s variety<br />

<strong>of</strong> initiatives and programs help bring distinguished visiting fellows<br />

to campuses; facilitate business and liberal arts connections; assist<br />

in language learning; support graduate studies; strengthen libraries;<br />

improve teaching and research in critical fields <strong>of</strong> study; serve campus<br />

leaders in addressing student learning; provide pr<strong>of</strong>essional development<br />

opportunities; and connect campuses with communities, among<br />

other purposes.<br />

Bringing Distinguished Visiting<br />

Fellows to Campuses<br />

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program—CIC was selected in<br />

<strong>2007</strong> by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to<br />

administer its nationally renowned Visiting Fellows program. <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Council</strong> formally begins administration <strong>of</strong> the program in January<br />

2008. <strong>The</strong> Visiting Fellows program brings distinguished nonacademic<br />

visitors to liberal arts colleges and universities for week-long residencies.<br />

Created by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation<br />

in 1973, the program has <strong>of</strong>fered students and faculty members at<br />

hundreds <strong>of</strong> colleges and universities, particularly those with limited<br />

access to guest speakers and visiting faculty, opportunities to learn from<br />

business and nonpr<strong>of</strong>it executives, diplomats, public <strong>of</strong>ficials, and prizewinning<br />

journalists, writers, and artists. Over the years, countless CIC<br />

institutions have taken advantage <strong>of</strong> the opportunity to host visiting<br />

fellows through this program.<br />

Facilitating Business and Liberal<br />

Arts Connections, Assisting in<br />

Language Learning<br />

Business and the Liberal Arts Symposium—For the second time,<br />

CIC held a symposium to explore a range <strong>of</strong> innovative programs<br />

that successfully blend pr<strong>of</strong>essional preparation for business careers<br />

and liberal arts education. With support from the James S. Kemper<br />

Foundation, CIC initiated the symposium series out <strong>of</strong> concern that<br />

the proportion <strong>of</strong> students graduating with degrees in the liberal arts<br />

continues to decline, while pr<strong>of</strong>essional programs grow in popularity.<br />

Building on the work begun during a 2003 symposium, which<br />

brought together ten corporate leaders and ten college and university<br />

presidents to address the connections between liberal arts education<br />

and pr<strong>of</strong>essional leadership, faculty members participating in the <strong>2007</strong><br />

symposium shared their best practices and identified programs that<br />

might serve as models for other institutions wishing to bring together<br />

these <strong>of</strong>ten divergent educational paths. <strong>The</strong> <strong>2007</strong> Business and Liberal<br />

Arts Symposium was held May 3–5 in Chicago, Illinois, and included<br />

faculty members from Augustana College (IL), Birmingham-Southern<br />

College (AL), Bridgewater College (VA), Christian Brothers University<br />

(TN), College <strong>of</strong> St. Catherine (MN), Dominican University (IL),<br />

Emory & Henry College (VA), Franklin Pierce University (NH),<br />

Hanover College (IN), Hendrix College (AR), Manchester College<br />

(IN), Mars Hill College (NC), Oklahoma City University (OK), Ripon<br />

College (WI), Shenandoah University (VA), Southwestern University<br />

(TX), Sweet Briar College (VA), <strong>The</strong> College <strong>of</strong> Idaho (ID), Thomas<br />

College (ME), University <strong>of</strong> Evansville (IN), University <strong>of</strong> Puget Sound<br />

(WA), University <strong>of</strong> Richmond (VA), University <strong>of</strong> St. Thomas (TX),<br />

and Ursinus College (PA).<br />

Business and the LiBeraL arts:<br />

In fall <strong>2007</strong>, CIC published Business and the<br />

Liberal Arts: Integrating Pr<strong>of</strong>essional and Liberal<br />

Education, a report that showcases many <strong>of</strong><br />

the most innovative programs discussed at the<br />

symposium and <strong>of</strong>fers recommendations for<br />

action on individual campuses to combine more<br />

effectively liberal arts education with preparation<br />

for business careers.<br />

Network for Effective Language Learning—Seven campus teams<br />

participating in CIC’s new Network for Effective Language Learning<br />

(NELL) met for the first week-long meeting on July 9–13, <strong>2007</strong>, at<br />

Drake University (IA) to explore innovative approaches to foreign<br />

language learning. CIC initiated NELL to assist small and mid-sized<br />

private colleges and universities in improving language learning and<br />

<strong>of</strong>fering more languages, especially in critical languages such as Chinese,<br />

Japanese, and Arabic, to meet the needs <strong>of</strong> the 21st century student.<br />

Schreiner University, TX<br />

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Rosemont College, PA<br />

<strong>The</strong> program’s core purpose is to create a network <strong>of</strong> institutions to<br />

discuss the issues <strong>of</strong> critical language learning each year, implement best<br />

practices to address language learning improvements, and join with<br />

other Network participants in upcoming years to create an ongoing<br />

community dedicated to language learning.<br />

Participants left the summer <strong>2007</strong> meeting with ideas about how<br />

they can invigorate their institutions’ current <strong>of</strong>ferings, add additional<br />

languages to the curriculum, and generate student interest in foreign<br />

language study. In addition, the newly created alliance <strong>of</strong> institutions<br />

is hosting consultants on campuses during the <strong>2007</strong>–2008 academic<br />

year and participating in an ongoing eCommunity that will share best<br />

practices and language-learning resources through a confidential<br />

NELL website.<br />

<strong>The</strong> institutions participating in the first NELL cohort include<br />

Bethany College (WV), Carson-Newman College (TN), <strong>Colleges</strong> <strong>of</strong><br />

the Fenway (MA), Saint Joseph College (CT), Salve Regina University<br />

(RI), St. Edward’s University (TX), and Tougaloo College (MS).<br />

NELL is made possible with the generous financial support <strong>of</strong> the<br />

W.M. Keck Foundation.<br />

Supporting Graduate Studies<br />

American Graduate Fellowships—Now in its second year, this<br />

initiative promotes and supports doctoral study in the humanities<br />

by accomplished graduates <strong>of</strong> small and mid-sized private liberal arts<br />

colleges. Two fellowships, worth up to $50,000 each and renewable for<br />

a second year, will be awarded annually through 2011. <strong>The</strong> first two<br />

fellowships were awarded in <strong>2007</strong> to Daniel Berntson <strong>of</strong> Northwestern<br />

College (IA) and Adam Spry <strong>of</strong> Pacific Lutheran University (WA) (see<br />

box). <strong>The</strong> fellowships are available to students from eligible institutions<br />

who enroll in doctoral programs at any <strong>of</strong> 23 leading independent<br />

research universities in the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland.<br />

Eligible fields <strong>of</strong> study include history, philosophy, literature and<br />

languages, and fine arts. <strong>The</strong> fellowships directly support a few stellar<br />

graduates <strong>of</strong> small colleges but also foster two larger purposes: to<br />

encourage the best students at CIC colleges to apply for PhD work<br />

<strong>2007</strong> American Graduate Fellowship Recipients<br />

Daniel Bernston, Northwestern College (IA)<br />

Adam Spry, Pacific Lutheran University (WA)<br />

In <strong>2007</strong>, CIC announced the inaugural recipients <strong>of</strong> the American<br />

Graduate Fellowships. <strong>The</strong>y are Daniel Berntson <strong>of</strong> Northwestern College<br />

(IA) and Adam Spry <strong>of</strong> Pacific Lutheran University (WA). Each Fellow will<br />

receive an award <strong>of</strong> $50,000 for a year <strong>of</strong> graduate study, renewable for<br />

a second year.<br />

Daniel Berntson, <strong>of</strong> Paullina, Iowa, graduated<br />

summa cum laude from Northwestern College<br />

in <strong>2006</strong> with a double major in philosophy and<br />

English literature. Bernston received Northwestern’s<br />

selective Peale Scholarship for four years, was<br />

named to the academic dean’s list every semester<br />

during his enrollment, and conducted honors<br />

research in English literature and philosophy. In<br />

addition, he was president <strong>of</strong> Sigma Tau fraternity in <strong>2006</strong>, held an<br />

internship at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington,<br />

DC, in 2005, and was the opinion page editor <strong>of</strong> the school newspaper<br />

for two years. Berntson will pursue a doctoral degree in philosophy at<br />

Brown University.<br />

Adam Spry <strong>of</strong> Whiterock, New Mexico, grew up<br />

on the isolated Flathead Indian Reservation. He<br />

graduated magna cum laude from Pacific Lutheran<br />

University in May <strong>2007</strong> with a double major in<br />

English and art. Spry received PLU’s academic<br />

scholarship for four years, was named to the dean’s<br />

list every semester, and did a summer internship<br />

at the Santa Fe Contemporary Art Museum in the<br />

art research and education department. Spry has accepted an <strong>of</strong>fer to<br />

study American literature, with a special emphasis on Native American<br />

literature, at Columbia University.<br />

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in the humanities at top-tier private research institutions and to raise<br />

awareness at leading graduate schools that small colleges remain a rich<br />

source <strong>of</strong> future doctoral students.<br />

<strong>The</strong> American Graduate Fellowships are funded by a generous grant<br />

from the Joseph N. Sherrill Donor Advised Fund <strong>of</strong> the Wichita Falls<br />

Area Community Foundation <strong>of</strong> Wichita Falls (TX). <strong>The</strong> 23 research<br />

universities available for study include: (in the United States) Brown<br />

University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University,<br />

Emory University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Johns<br />

Hopkins University, New York University, Northwestern University,<br />

Princeton University, Rice University, Stanford University, University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Chicago, University <strong>of</strong> Pennsylvania, Washington University in St.<br />

Louis, and Yale University; and (in Great Britain and Ireland) University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Cambridge, University <strong>of</strong> Oxford, King’s College London, University<br />

College London, University <strong>of</strong> Edinburgh, and Trinity College Dublin.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Davies-Jackson<br />

Scholarship<br />

at St. John’s College,<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Cambridge<br />

Davies-Jackson Scholarship—CIC administers a<br />

scholarship program for students who are among<br />

the first in their families to graduate from college.<br />

Recipients receive a full, two-year scholarship to St.<br />

John’s College at Cambridge University in England.<br />

Randalle Hughes <strong>of</strong> Mercer University (GA) is the <strong>2007</strong><br />

scholarship recipient. He began studying English at<br />

Cambridge in fall <strong>2007</strong>. Up to two scholarships may<br />

be awarded annually.<br />

Strengthening Libraries, and Teaching<br />

and Research in Selected Critical Fields<br />

<strong>of</strong> Study<br />

Transformation <strong>of</strong> the College Library Workshops—CIC continued<br />

another year <strong>of</strong> the Transformation <strong>of</strong> the College Library Workshops,<br />

funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Workshops in <strong>2007</strong><br />

were held on February 1–3 in Savannah (GA), March 1–3 in Portland<br />

(OR), and April 12–14 in Cleveland (OH). As <strong>of</strong> September <strong>2007</strong>, CIC<br />

has held a total <strong>of</strong> ten library workshops around the country and 226<br />

institutions have participated.<br />

As in previous years, the <strong>2007</strong> workshops focused on the dramatic<br />

changes occurring in college libraries and addressed such critical issues<br />

as advancing information literacy as an element <strong>of</strong> liberal education,<br />

the role <strong>of</strong> the library in teaching and learning through collaboration<br />

between librarians and faculty members, the changing use and<br />

conception <strong>of</strong> the physical space <strong>of</strong> the library, the challenges <strong>of</strong> using<br />

technology in improving student learning, setting institutional priorities<br />

for rapidly escalating library-related costs, implementing institutional<br />

change, and assessing the institution-wide impact <strong>of</strong> changes in<br />

library services. Again, campus teams from the recent workshops have<br />

developed detailed campus plans for improvement <strong>of</strong> library services.<br />

<strong>The</strong> workshops are being <strong>of</strong>fered by CIC in partnership with the<br />

National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE),<br />

a group <strong>of</strong> 113 colleges that collaboratively strengthen teaching and<br />

learning through instructional technologies (at present, more than half<br />

<strong>of</strong> NITLE’s affiliated colleges are also CIC members). In addition, the<br />

<strong>Council</strong> on Library and Information Resources and the Association <strong>of</strong><br />

College and Research Libraries are cosponsoring the workshops, and the<br />

Appalachian College Association and the United Negro College Fund<br />

have endorsed this program.<br />

Co-directors <strong>of</strong> the workshops are Scott Bennett, Yale University<br />

librarian emeritus; Rita Gulstad, interim vice president and dean <strong>of</strong> the<br />

university at Central Methodist University (MO); and Thomas Kirk,<br />

library director and coordinator <strong>of</strong> information services at Earlham<br />

College (IN).<br />

Participating institutions in the <strong>2007</strong> workshops included:<br />

Savannah: Avila University (MO), Berry College (GA), Bethel<br />

College (TN), Birmingham-Southern College (AL), Bluffton University<br />

(OH), Brescia University (KY), Centenary College (NJ), Clearwater<br />

Christian College (FL), DePauw University (IN), Huntingdon College<br />

(AL), Mary Baldwin College (VA), McDaniel College (MD), Midway<br />

College (KY), Millsaps College (MS), Rosemont College (PA), Silver<br />

Lake College (WI), Smith College (MA), Southern Wesleyan University<br />

(SC), St. Norbert College (WI), Tougaloo College (MS), Tusculum<br />

College (TN), University <strong>of</strong> the Cumberlands (KY), Warner Southern<br />

College (FL), and Washington College (MD).<br />

Marygrove College, MI<br />

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Wheeling Jesuit<br />

University, WV<br />

Portland: Bryan College (TN), City University (WA), College<br />

Misericordia (PA), Corban College (OR), Fresno Pacific University<br />

(CA), Heritage University (WA), Holy Names University (CA),<br />

Kalamazoo College (MI), Lewis & Clark College (OR), Marlboro<br />

College (VT), North Central University (MN), Northwestern College<br />

(IA), Oklahoma City University (OK), Pacific Northwest College (OR),<br />

Roberts Wesleyan College (NY), Saint Olaf College (MN), Saint Xavier<br />

University (IL), Simon’s Rock College <strong>of</strong> Bard (MA), <strong>The</strong> Claremont<br />

University Consortium (CA), University <strong>of</strong> Puget Sound (WA), Warner<br />

Pacific College (OR), Wesley College (DE), Willamette University<br />

(OR), and Williams College (MA).<br />

Cleveland: Alvernia College (PA), Atlanta University Center (GA),<br />

Aurora University (IL), Bennington College (VT), Bethel College (IN),<br />

Eckerd College (FL), Franklin College (IN), Gardner-Webb University<br />

(NC), Gordon College (MA), Hilbert College (NY), Houghton College<br />

(NY), Kuyper College (MI), Lambuth University (TN), Malone College<br />

(OH), Marymount Manhattan College (NY), Milligan College (TN),<br />

Ohio Dominican University (OH), Presbyterian College (SC), Roanoke<br />

College (VA), Saint Anselm College (NH), Salem College (NC), St.<br />

Bonaventure University (NY), <strong>The</strong> University <strong>of</strong> Findlay (OH), Thiel<br />

College (PA), Thomas College (ME), and Xavier University (OH).<br />

Learning Spaces and Technology Workshop—Teams from 23 institutions<br />

participated in a Learning Spaces and Technology Workshop in<br />

<strong>2007</strong> that helped institutions enhance current facilities or plan new<br />

ones and incorporate new technology into those spaces. Sponsored<br />

by the <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> and the National Institute<br />

for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) and conducted by<br />

Project Kaleidoscope, the meeting was held at the University <strong>of</strong> Puget<br />

Sound (WA) on March 23–25. <strong>The</strong> workshop brought planning teams<br />

from colleges and universities together with architects, technology<br />

consultants, and designers. <strong>The</strong> 23 teams, each including up to five<br />

faculty and key administrators, were selected from more than 30<br />

applications. Participating institutions included Agnes Scott College<br />

(GA), Augsburg College (MN), Bard College (NY), Bethany College<br />

(WV), Bowdoin College (ME), Catawba College (NC), Cedarville<br />

University (OH), East Texas Baptist University, Ferrum College (VA),<br />

Franklin Pierce University (NH), Hendrix College (AR), La Roche<br />

College (PA), Oklahoma City University (OK), Pomona College (CA),<br />

Regis College (MA), Rollins College (FL), Salve Regina University (RI),<br />

<strong>The</strong> American University in Bulgaria, <strong>The</strong> College <strong>of</strong> Wooster (OH),<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Richmond (VA), Washington College (MD), Whitman<br />

College (MA), and Willamette University (OR).<br />

Sessions focused on how to begin the planning process; effective<br />

learning spaces, both formal and informal; information commons and<br />

the future <strong>of</strong> the college library; strategies for implementing evolving<br />

technology on campus; and working with design pr<strong>of</strong>essionals.<br />

Teams also had a chance to meet privately with architects and other<br />

consultants. <strong>The</strong> consultations <strong>of</strong>fered in-depth discussion about the<br />

specific opportunities and problems faced on participating campuses.<br />

Classical Texts Seminar—CIC and the Center for Hellenic Studies<br />

cosponsored the second in a series <strong>of</strong> seminars on Ancient Greece in the<br />

Modern College Classroom in Washington, DC, on July 9–13, <strong>2007</strong>.<br />

It was open to faculty members in all fields. Gregory Nagy, director <strong>of</strong><br />

the Center and Francis Jones Pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> Classical Greek Literature and<br />

pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> comparative literature at Harvard University, and Kenneth<br />

Scott Morrell, associate pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> classics at Rhodes College (TN),<br />

directed the <strong>2007</strong> seminar on “Homer Across the Curriculum: <strong>The</strong><br />

Odyssey.” <strong>The</strong> seminar, made possible with support from the Gladys<br />

Krieble Delmas Foundation, <strong>of</strong>fered faculty members an opportunity<br />

to examine the Odyssey from many perspectives and explore how it can<br />

contribute to a variety <strong>of</strong> social science and humanities disciplines.<br />

Twenty-eight faculty members from 25 institutions were selected<br />

by competitive nomination; participants came from Berry College<br />

(GA), Birmingham-Southern College (AL), Brenau University (GA),<br />

Centre College (KY), Champlain College (VT), Clarke College (IA),<br />

Eastern Mennonite University (VA), Endicott College (MA), Franklin<br />

College (IN), Guilford College (NC), Gwynedd-Mercy College (PA),<br />

Juniata College (PA), Kansas Wesleyan University, Lindsey Wilson<br />

College (KY), Milligan College (TN), Ohio Northern University,<br />

Sacred Heart University (CT), Saint Vincent College (PA), Southern<br />

Adventist University (TN), University <strong>of</strong> the Ozarks (AR), Walsh<br />

University (OH), Warren Wilson College (NC), Whittier College (CA),<br />

Willamette University (OR), and Wilson College (PA).<br />

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History Seminar for Faculty Members—CIC and the Gilder Lehrman<br />

Institute <strong>of</strong> American History cosponsored a sixth annual seminar for<br />

CIC faculty members in American history and related fields. <strong>The</strong> <strong>2007</strong><br />

seminar, held at New York University on June 24–30, <strong>2007</strong>, focused on<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Civil War in Global Context.” <strong>The</strong> seminar director was Thomas<br />

Bender, pr<strong>of</strong>essor <strong>of</strong> history and director <strong>of</strong> the International Center for<br />

Advanced Studies at New York University.<br />

During the intensive five-day seminar, participants considered the<br />

proposition that the Civil War is the central national event <strong>of</strong> American<br />

history and a distinctively American experience. It is also part <strong>of</strong> larger<br />

liberal and nationalist developments in the mid-19th century that<br />

occurred on every continent: creating modern nation-states, extending<br />

new political and economic freedoms, and defining national citizenship.<br />

Participants examined these transnational and global aspects <strong>of</strong> the<br />

American Civil War and considered how such study enriches our<br />

understanding <strong>of</strong> the sectional crisis, the breakup <strong>of</strong> the Union, and the<br />

limits <strong>of</strong> Reconstruction.<br />

faculty members from Clearwater Christian College (FL), College <strong>of</strong><br />

Notre Dame <strong>of</strong> Maryland, Doane College (NE), Elmhurst College (IL),<br />

Illinois Wesleyan University, Oberlin College (OH), Rockford College<br />

(IL), St. Edward’s University (TX), University <strong>of</strong> Evansville (IN),<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Saint Mary (KS), and Waynesburg College (PA).<br />

Engaging Communities and Campuses—CIC operates a webbased<br />

Effective Practices Exchange that includes 54 descriptions <strong>of</strong><br />

institutional community-campus partnerships. <strong>The</strong> Exchange can be<br />

accessed at www.cic.edu/projects_services/epe/index.asp and was created<br />

by CIC in 2004 as the culminating project in a multi-year initiative to<br />

improve student learning and to meet community needs. In its fourth<br />

year <strong>of</strong> operation, the Exchange continues to receive large and steady<br />

web traffic.<br />

Thirteen faculty members were selected by competitive nomination<br />

from nearly 40 applications. Participants came from Berry College<br />

(GA), Bluefield College (VA), Burlington College (VT), Central<br />

College (IA), Furman University (SC), Knox College (IL), Missouri<br />

Valley College (MO), St. Norbert College (WI), University <strong>of</strong> Evansville<br />

(IN), Utica College (NY), Wheaton College (MA), Wiley College (TX),<br />

and Wilson College (PA).<br />

Palm Beach Atlantic<br />

University, FL<br />

Teaching About Islam and Middle Eastern Culture—In response to the<br />

popularity and impact <strong>of</strong> the 2004 and 2005 Teaching about Islam and<br />

Middle Eastern Culture Seminars, CIC and the <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> American<br />

Overseas Research Centers <strong>of</strong>fered a third seminar for faculty members<br />

at CIC colleges and universities on December 28, <strong>2006</strong>–January 18,<br />

<strong>2007</strong>. <strong>The</strong> seminar, funded by the US Department <strong>of</strong> State, took place<br />

at the American Center <strong>of</strong> Oriental Research in Amman, Jordan, and<br />

provided the opportunity for faculty members in diverse fields to<br />

learn more about Islam and Middle Eastern culture. <strong>The</strong> seminar was<br />

designed for faculty members not already experts on these subjects<br />

with the expectation that they will utilize the new knowledge gained<br />

at the seminar when they return to their home institutions. Eleven<br />

participants were selected from 49 nominations. Participants included<br />

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Making the Case<br />

Mount Mary College, WI<br />

CIC serves as a national voice for independent higher education<br />

and promotes the distinctive features <strong>of</strong> education <strong>of</strong>fered by<br />

small and mid-sized, teaching-oriented, private liberal arts colleges and<br />

universities. Ongoing initiatives and activities include:<br />

Documentation <strong>of</strong> Campus<br />

Architectural Heritage<br />

Historic Campus Architecture Project Website—<strong>The</strong> HCAP website<br />

(www.cic.edu/hcap) has been well received since its launch in November<br />

<strong>2006</strong>, netting thousands <strong>of</strong> visitors and stimulating college <strong>of</strong>ficials to<br />

take action to preserve important campus buildings and landscapes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> website has been revised significantly since the launch—more than<br />

500 new images from 23 additional institutions have been added, and<br />

about 50 institutions have updated information about their campus<br />

architecture. <strong>The</strong> HCAP website now features approximately 5,000<br />

images <strong>of</strong> 2,100 buildings and heritage sites from 389 participating<br />

colleges and universities. <strong>The</strong> display <strong>of</strong> data on the site has been revised<br />

to include more in-depth material about landscape sites, campus<br />

arrangements, and building groups than had previously been available<br />

or even possible on the earlier web version.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Getty Foundation has supported this effort through two<br />

generous grants. Barbara Christen, CIC senior advisor and an<br />

architectural historian formerly affiliated with the National Gallery<br />

<strong>of</strong> Art, has continued her role as project director to oversee the recent<br />

updates and additions.<br />

Newly added institutions on the HCAP site include Albright<br />

College (PA), California Lutheran University, Carroll College (WI),<br />

Chowan University (NC), Claflin University (SC), Clarkson University<br />

(NE), Columbia College Chicago (IL), Culver-Stockton College<br />

(MO), DePaul University (IL), Hanover College (IN), Immaculata<br />

University (PA), John Brown University (AR), Lebanon Valley College<br />

(PA), Lincoln Memorial University (TN), Milligan College (TN),<br />

Mills College (CA), Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH), Naropa<br />

University (CO), Northwestern College (MN), Saint Joseph College<br />

(CT), Trevecca Nazarene University (TN), Wheelock College (MA),<br />

and Willamette University (OR).<br />

Claflin University (SC)<br />

Tingley Memorial Hall<br />

Willamette University (OR)<br />

Smulin Hall<br />

California Lutheran University<br />

Orville Dahl Centrum Building<br />

Graceland University (IA)<br />

Closson Physical Education Center<br />

Documentation <strong>of</strong> the <strong>Independent</strong><br />

Sector <strong>of</strong> Higher Education<br />

Making the Case Website—CIC’s Making the Case website (www.cic.<br />

edu/makingthecase) is the central place for evidence on the effectiveness<br />

<strong>of</strong> private higher education. CIC continues to add new resources,<br />

links, and comparative data to each section <strong>of</strong> the website, and the<br />

charts are regularly updated as new national data on higher education<br />

become available.<br />

<strong>The</strong> site, made possible by generous grants from the William<br />

Randolph Hearst Foundations, was launched in summer 2005. It<br />

consists <strong>of</strong> five sections: Key Messages and Data, Media Activity,<br />

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Speeches and Addresses, Books and <strong>Report</strong>s, and a newly added Making<br />

the Case Resources section (formerly CIC’s Communications Resources),<br />

which serves as a toolkit <strong>of</strong> data, ideas, talking points, strategies, and<br />

other resources that help independent college and university leaders tell<br />

their institution’s story. Key Messages and Data is the site’s main section<br />

and includes research findings from alumni and student surveys and a<br />

consolidation <strong>of</strong> data from a variety <strong>of</strong> sources.<br />

CIC periodically disseminates compelling information and<br />

statistics from the Making the Case website to all member presidents,<br />

chief academic <strong>of</strong>ficers, and public relations and institutional research<br />

directors. <strong>The</strong>se Making the Case emails include sample charts<br />

containing links driving traffic to the website, along with news articles,<br />

op-ed pieces, and other material added to the various sections <strong>of</strong><br />

the website.<br />

Since its launch, the Making the Case website has received steady<br />

traffic—thousands <strong>of</strong> visitors and more than 100,000 pageviews during<br />

<strong>2007</strong>, with significant activity in the Key Messages and Data section.<br />

<strong>The</strong> site has been used by CIC in presentations about the independent<br />

sector and has assisted presidents and other institutional leaders in<br />

preparing articles and speeches and compiling comparative data for<br />

institutional purposes, among other uses.<br />

Increased Activity with the<br />

National Media<br />

Major Articles, Op-eds, and Media Meetings—CIC recently<br />

increased its presence as a national voice for independent higher<br />

education through a growing number <strong>of</strong> interviews and opinion pieces.<br />

Media activity in <strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> was robust, with more interviews and<br />

meetings with higher education reporters than ever before, as well as<br />

a record number <strong>of</strong> opinion pieces and stories published in media<br />

outlets nationwide.<br />

<strong>The</strong> significant increase in media activity results from CIC’s efforts.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se media activities are not only resulting in exposure for CIC and<br />

coverage <strong>of</strong> CIC conferences, programs, and services, but CIC member<br />

institutions are also being highlighted in stories by national reporters<br />

who otherwise might not have focused on small or mid-sized private<br />

colleges or universities.<br />

CIC staff members met with higher education reporters and editors<br />

in <strong>2007</strong> from the New York Times, Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal,<br />

U.S. News & World <strong>Report</strong>, and University Business.<br />

In addition, a collaboration between CIC and University Business<br />

has provided an excellent opportunity to shine the spotlight on issues<br />

<strong>of</strong> importance to independent higher education in the magazine. Over<br />

the course <strong>of</strong> <strong>2007</strong>, CIC President Richard Ekman authored a series<br />

<strong>of</strong> six columns for University Business that were published under the<br />

heading <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> Outlook. Topics included “Creating Campus<br />

Appeal” on CIC’s Historic Campus Architecture Project, “Not Business<br />

as Usual” on combining business programs with liberal studies, “<strong>The</strong><br />

Public Voices <strong>of</strong> Private College Presidents” encouraging presidents to<br />

speak out on important issues, “Assessing Assessment,” “Small <strong>Colleges</strong>:<br />

Tops in Training Scientists,” and “By the Numbers” encouraging<br />

presidents to share comparative data with constituents.<br />

Several CIC programs and services received coverage this year<br />

by the national and trade press: Chronicle <strong>of</strong> Higher Education, Inside<br />

Higher Ed, Baltimore Sun, and University Business covered the launch <strong>of</strong><br />

CIC’s Historic Campus Architecture Project; stories on CIC’s Collegiate<br />

Learning Assessment Consortium have run in the New York Times and<br />

Inside Higher Ed; the <strong>2007</strong> Presidents Institute was the focus <strong>of</strong> two<br />

opinion pieces in the Chronicle <strong>of</strong> Higher Education; and a Presidents<br />

Institute panel discussion led by Education Conservancy President<br />

Lloyd Thacker and others that discussed the false appearance <strong>of</strong><br />

precision and authority <strong>of</strong> various college rankings guides set the stage<br />

for scores <strong>of</strong> college presidents to boycott the peer-assessment section<br />

<strong>of</strong> the US News & World <strong>Report</strong> annual college guide and generated<br />

significant national media coverage.<br />

MidAmerica Nazarene<br />

University, KS<br />

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Advancing Institutional effectiveness<br />

Warren Wilson<br />

College, NC<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> has long sought to advance the<br />

institutional effectiveness <strong>of</strong> its member colleges and universities<br />

through a variety <strong>of</strong> programs, services, and activities. CIC has focused<br />

much <strong>of</strong> this effort in recent years on a series <strong>of</strong> data initiatives,<br />

supported in large part by the William Randolph Hearst Foundations.<br />

Data Initiatives<br />

Key Indicators Tool (KIT)—A fourth edition <strong>of</strong> the Key Indicators<br />

Tool, providing comparative benchmarking data on 20 measures<br />

<strong>of</strong> institutional performance and customized for each institution,<br />

was made available to all member presidents in October <strong>2007</strong>. <strong>The</strong><br />

KIT is updated each year with the latest data available from the US<br />

Department <strong>of</strong> Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data<br />

System (IPEDS). <strong>The</strong> KIT tracks data on students and faculty, tuition<br />

revenues and financial aid, and financial resources and expenditures over<br />

the most recent five-year period. Each indicator provides comparisons<br />

nationally and by region, size, financial resources, and Carnegie<br />

classification. <strong>The</strong> national comparison group includes more than<br />

800 non-doctoral independent colleges and universities in the U.S.,<br />

spanning 94 percent <strong>of</strong> CIC’s membership.<br />

This year, with the generous help <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong> Austen Group, institutions<br />

were able to download their reports through a secure CIC webpage.<br />

In addition to providing immediate access to the current KIT report,<br />

previous year’s KIT and FIT reports were simultaneously available<br />

for download.<br />

Financial Indicators Tool (FIT)—CIC provided its first-ever Financial<br />

Indicators Tool (FIT) to all member presidents in March <strong>2007</strong>.<br />

Based on KPMG’s Composite Financial Index, the FIT provides<br />

an easily comprehensible assessment <strong>of</strong> an institution’s financial<br />

performance that can be tracked over time and benchmarked against<br />

similar institutions. Four core financial ratios measure resource<br />

sufficiency, operating results, financial asset performance, and debt<br />

management. <strong>The</strong>se ratios are presented individually and are also<br />

combined into a single index score indicating the financial health <strong>of</strong><br />

the institution, tracked over a six-year period.<br />

CIC’s FIT is distinctive in two ways. First, it uses publicly available<br />

data from IPEDS as well as IRS Form 990s obtained from GuideStar<br />

instead <strong>of</strong> requiring each CIC member institution to submit six years<br />

<strong>of</strong> annual financial statements. Second, the FIT provides nationally<br />

normed comparisons similar to those in the KIT. CIC’s FIT is the first<br />

financial benchmarking tool to provide such national comparisons for<br />

any group <strong>of</strong> American colleges and universities.<br />

Expanded Benchmarking Services—In partnership with <strong>The</strong> Austen<br />

Group, which produces the KIT and FIT, CIC announced in fall <strong>2006</strong><br />

expanded benchmarking services to augment the KIT and FIT. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

expanded services include customized Comparison Group reports,<br />

permitting a CIC member institution to select two sets <strong>of</strong> comparison<br />

institutions for more refined benchmarking analysis and assistance in<br />

selecting comparison groups. A further expanded benchmarking service<br />

is the option to schedule online consultations with Michael Williams,<br />

president <strong>of</strong> <strong>The</strong> Austen Group. Each <strong>of</strong> these expanded KIT and FIT<br />

services is available to CIC member institutions for a modest fee. As<br />

<strong>of</strong> June <strong>2007</strong>, 11 CIC member institutions had requested 16 <strong>of</strong> these<br />

services: six for Comparison Group KITs, two for Comparison Group<br />

FITs, five for Comparison Group Selection Services, and two for Online<br />

KIT Consultations.<br />

Using Data for Decision-Making<br />

CIC continues to partner with other organizations to strengthen the<br />

capacity <strong>of</strong> member colleges and universities to use data for improved<br />

institutional effectiveness and decision-making.<br />

Collegiate Learning<br />

Assessment Consortium—<br />

Thanks to a generous<br />

grant from the Teagle<br />

Foundation, CIC will<br />

enter a new phase <strong>of</strong><br />

the Collegiate Learning<br />

Assessment Consortium.<br />

Over the past five years,<br />

CIC has collaborated with<br />

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the <strong>Council</strong> for Aid to Education (CAE) to develop and implement<br />

the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), one <strong>of</strong> the first instruments<br />

that measures student learning directly. <strong>The</strong> CLA captures the “valueadded”<br />

contribution <strong>of</strong> the institution to student learning in such areas<br />

as critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written<br />

communication. Through the CIC/CLA Consortium, 33 institutions<br />

have used the CLA instrument and have gathered at annual meetings<br />

to evaluate their use <strong>of</strong> the CLA and to discuss key issues with the<br />

project, such as interpreting their CLA institutional score reports and<br />

developing campus strategies to improve student learning.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first annual meeting was held in summer 2005, and the<br />

second and third meetings were held in Washington, DC, on July<br />

24–25, <strong>2006</strong>, and August 6–7, <strong>2007</strong>. Members <strong>of</strong> the Consortium<br />

include Alaska Pacific University, Allegheny College (PA), Aurora<br />

University (IL), Averett University (VA), Barton College (NC), Bethel<br />

University (MN), Cabrini College (PA), Centenary College (NJ),<br />

Charleston Southern University (SC), College <strong>of</strong> Saint Benedict/Saint<br />

John’s University (MN), Franklin Pierce University (NH), Heritage<br />

University (WA), Indiana Wesleyan University, Loyola University New<br />

Orleans (LA), Lynchburg College (VA), Marian College (WI), Pace<br />

University (NY), Pacific University (OR), Seton Hill University (PA),<br />

Southwestern University (TX), Stonehill College (MA), Texas Lutheran<br />

University, University <strong>of</strong> Charleston (WV), University <strong>of</strong> Evansville<br />

(IN), University <strong>of</strong> Great Falls (MT), Ursinus College (PA), Ursuline<br />

College (OH), Wagner College (NY), Wartburg College (IA), Wesley<br />

College (DE), Westminster College (MO), Westminster College (UT),<br />

and William Woods University (MO).<br />

Data and Decisions Workshops—CIC and the Association for<br />

Institutional Research (AIR) are cosponsors <strong>of</strong> a series <strong>of</strong> workshops<br />

on the use <strong>of</strong> comparative data in institutional planning and decisionmaking.<br />

Workshop topics include performance indicators, comparison<br />

groups, strategic planning, operational issues, assessment, action<br />

plans, and publicly available national data sources. Participants receive<br />

hands-on training on the use <strong>of</strong> the U.S. Department <strong>of</strong> Education’s<br />

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), as well as<br />

CIC’s benchmarking tools and the Making the Case website. <strong>The</strong> sixth<br />

workshop was held October 5–7, <strong>2006</strong>, with three- and four-person<br />

teams attending from 25 CIC member institutions. A seventh workshop<br />

in this series was held October 4–6, <strong>2007</strong>, in Long Beach, California.<br />

Since fall 2001, 175 CIC member institutions have taken advantage <strong>of</strong><br />

this special training opportunity. <strong>The</strong> Data and Decisions Workshops<br />

are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department <strong>of</strong> Education’s<br />

National Center for Education Statistics and will be <strong>of</strong>fered annually in<br />

partnership with AIR through 2010.<br />

Institutions participating in the October <strong>2007</strong> workshop include<br />

Benedictine University (IL), Birmingham-Southern College (AL),<br />

California Baptist University, Centenary College (NJ), Chapman<br />

University (CA), City University (WA), Clarke College (IA),<br />

Dominican College <strong>of</strong> Blauvelt (NY), Eureka College (IL), Goshen<br />

College (IN), Hilbert College (NY), Holy Names University (CA),<br />

Johnson C. Smith University (NC), Marygrove College (MI), Maryville<br />

College (TN), Mercy College (NY), Missouri Baptist University<br />

(MO), Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH), Nazareth College<br />

(NY), Roberts Wesleyan College (NY), Saint Francis University (PA),<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Mary (ND), Whitworth College (WA), and Widener<br />

University (PA).<br />

Institutional Advancement Study—In cooperation with the <strong>Council</strong><br />

for Advancement and Support <strong>of</strong> Education (CASE), CIC cosponsored<br />

a study <strong>of</strong> institutional advancement practices in small and midsized<br />

private colleges and universities. More than 260 CIC members<br />

completed a comprehensive survey in early <strong>2006</strong>. A report will be<br />

distributed in late <strong>2007</strong>, providing valuable benchmarking data on<br />

the fundraising and public relations activities <strong>of</strong> small and mid-sized<br />

independent institutions <strong>of</strong> higher education. Since 1976, CIC and<br />

CASE have participated in similar joint projects approximately every<br />

seven years.<br />

Hendrix College, AR<br />

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Collaborating to Strengthen Programs<br />

Cumberland<br />

University, TN<br />

Through collaboration among private colleges and universities<br />

and by partnering with other organizations, CIC helps member<br />

institutions create new programs and services that are both cost-effective<br />

and efficient. Among the many types <strong>of</strong> CIC-sponsored collaborations:<br />

Cooperating on Information<br />

Technology<br />

CIC and EDUCAUSE Events—CIC and EDUCAUSE have worked<br />

to make regional EDUCAUSE workshops increasingly useful to<br />

CIC member institutions by providing CIC-sponsored sessions<br />

and networking opportunities. Five regional events were held in<br />

<strong>2007</strong>: EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic on January 17–19 in Baltimore,<br />

Maryland; EDUCAUSE Southwest on February 21–23 in Austin,<br />

Texas; EDUCAUSE Midwest on March 12–14 in Chicago, Illinois;<br />

EDUCAUSE Western on May 7–9 in San Francisco, California; and<br />

EDUCAUSE Southeast on June 11–13 in Atlanta, Georgia. Each<br />

workshop included a luncheon roundtable discussion on topics <strong>of</strong><br />

interest to CIC member institutions and, as a special theme in response<br />

to the interests <strong>of</strong> CIC members, an afternoon discussion on ePortfolios<br />

for student learning, advising, and assessment.<br />

Helping Faculty Members through<br />

Partnership<br />

Teachers for the 21 st Century—CIC’s Teachers for the 21 st Century<br />

program (Teach 21), funded by the Micros<strong>of</strong>t Corporation as part<br />

<strong>of</strong> its Partners in Learning (PiL) initiative, is establishing a national<br />

faculty development network for college and university faculty members<br />

responsible for teacher preparation programs. Launched in <strong>2006</strong>,<br />

a group <strong>of</strong> 20 leadership institutions has been working to develop<br />

this four-year effort. <strong>The</strong> design <strong>of</strong> the Teachers for the 21 st Century<br />

program includes work by institutional teams, national meetings, shared<br />

readings, webinars, clusters <strong>of</strong> institutional teams and individuals, and<br />

shared lessons and assignments.<br />

Each institution is represented by a team that includes faculty<br />

members from an institution’s education department as well as faculty<br />

members from the disciplines in which future teachers major, such as<br />

mathematics or English. <strong>The</strong> participating institutions are included<br />

on the basis <strong>of</strong> the success they have already demonstrated in infusing<br />

21st-century learning into their teacher preparation programs and their<br />

plans to build on their successes. <strong>The</strong> initial leadership institutions<br />

include Alverno College (WI), Benedictine University (IL), Catawba<br />

College (NC), Chatham University (PA), Clarke College (IA), College<br />

<strong>of</strong> Mount St. Joseph (OH), Ferrum College (VA), Gannon University<br />

(PA), Lesley University (MA), Manchester College (IN), Marywood<br />

University (PA), Mercy College (NY), Mount St. Mary’s College (CA),<br />

Ottawa University (KS), Pace University (NY), Saint Leo University<br />

(FL), Spring Hill College (AL), St. Bonaventure University (NY), <strong>The</strong><br />

Sage <strong>Colleges</strong> (NY), and Wheelock College (MA).<br />

<strong>The</strong> faculty teams from the leadership institutions convened for<br />

a two-day meeting in June <strong>2006</strong> and participated in three webinars in<br />

fall <strong>2006</strong> that provided access to national leaders in teacher education.<br />

During the program’s third and fourth years, teams from up to 100<br />

additional colleges and universities will join the program.<br />

Harvard University Library’s Open Collections Program—This program<br />

<strong>of</strong> the Harvard University Library makes digital materials available<br />

for classroom use in a wide range <strong>of</strong> colleges and universities. <strong>The</strong><br />

first two digital collections are “Women Working: 1800–1930” and<br />

“Immigration to the United States: 1789–1930”; both are available<br />

at http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu. Two additional collections, “Contagion:<br />

Historical Views <strong>of</strong> Contagious Disease” and the “Islamic Heritage<br />

Project,” are under development and will be available in 2008. A<br />

special partnership with CIC includes a listserv where interested faculty<br />

members and librarians at CIC institutions can discuss uses <strong>of</strong> these<br />

materials with each other and with Harvard librarians. Currently, more<br />

than 90 CIC institutions and 145 faculty members participate in the<br />

partnership listserv.<br />

Helping Students through Partnerships<br />

Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP)—A hallmark <strong>of</strong> CIC<br />

membership, the CIC Tuition Exchange Program consists <strong>of</strong> a network<br />

<strong>of</strong> member colleges and universities willing to accept as students—<br />

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tuition free—family members <strong>of</strong> full-time employees at other CIC<br />

institutions. Of CIC’s 566 four-year member institutions, 351 are now<br />

participating in CIC-TEP (currently benefiting 1,305 students), making<br />

it one <strong>of</strong> the largest national tuition exchange programs <strong>of</strong> private, fouryear<br />

colleges and universities.<br />

Partnering with the Media<br />

CIC/New York Times Partnership in Education—More than 130<br />

student newspaper editors from 60 CIC member campuses traveled to<br />

New York City on February 26, <strong>2007</strong>, for an all-day workshop at the<br />

New York Times that featured discussions with reporters and editors, as<br />

well as a hands-on copy editing and headline writing session.<br />

Participating institutions included: Agnes Scott College (GA),<br />

Allegheny College (PA), Arcadia University (PA), Augustana College<br />

(IL), Aurora University (IL), Bethel University (MN), Cabrini College<br />

(PA), Caldwell College (NJ), Campbellsville University (KY), Cedar<br />

Crest College (PA), Clark Atlanta University (GA), Colby-Sawyer<br />

College (NH), College Misericordia (PA), Concordia College (NY),<br />

DePaul University (IL), Drew University (NJ), Eastern University<br />

(PA), Fontbonne University (MO), Gannon University (PA), Grove<br />

City College (PA), Gwynedd Mercy College (PA), Hanover College<br />

(IN), Juniata College (PA), Kalamazoo College (MI), King’s College<br />

(PA), Lee University (TN), Le Moyne College (NY), McDaniel College<br />

(MD), Milligan College (TN), Moravian College (PA), Mount Mary<br />

College (WI), Nebraska Wesleyan University, Neumann College (PA),<br />

Oglethorpe University (GA), Ottawa University (KS), Piedmont<br />

College (GA), Point Park University (PA), Regis University (CO),<br />

Sacred Heart University (CT), Salve Regina University (RI), Siena<br />

College (NY), Siena Heights University (MI), Spelman College (GA),<br />

St. Andrews Presbyterian College (NC), St. Edward’s University (TX),<br />

Swarthmore College (PA), Sweet Briar College (VA), Texas Lutheran<br />

University, University <strong>of</strong> Richmond (VA), University <strong>of</strong> Scranton (PA),<br />

Ursinus College (PA), Utica College (NY), Wagner College (NY),<br />

Washington and Lee University (VA), Wesleyan College (GA), Wheaton<br />

College (MA), Whittier College (CA), Widener University (PA),<br />

William Penn University (IA), and Xavier University (OH).<br />

<strong>The</strong> CIC/New York Times Partnership supported<br />

EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, an initiative by the Ewing Marion<br />

Kauffman Foundation and the New York Times to “celebrate the<br />

power <strong>of</strong> entrepreneurship and ignite the nation’s consciousness<br />

about the importance <strong>of</strong> being entrepreneurial,” which was held from<br />

February 24–March 3, <strong>2007</strong>. More than 30 CIC member colleges<br />

and universities participated in its activities, including invention<br />

competitions, entrepreneurship film festivals, and networking events.<br />

Students from all academic disciplines were encouraged “to explore their<br />

potential as self-starters and innovative thinkers.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Partnership includes 44 CIC members and was launched in<br />

fall 2003. Members receive discounted subscriptions, advertising rates,<br />

and rights and permissions site licenses for the Times archives, as well<br />

as programs and events on campus sponsored by the Times and priority<br />

privileges for securing reporters and editors for speaking engagements<br />

on campus. Richard Guarasci <strong>of</strong> Wagner College (NY) served in <strong>2006</strong>–<br />

<strong>2007</strong> as chair <strong>of</strong> the Partnership’s Presidents <strong>Council</strong>, which meets each<br />

fall at the Times headquarters in New York City.<br />

CIC/NYTimes Partner institutions are Allegheny College<br />

(PA), Augustana College (IL), Bethany College (WV), California<br />

Lutheran University, Cazenovia College (NY), Chaminade University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Honolulu (HI), College <strong>of</strong> Notre Dame <strong>of</strong> Maryland, Dillard<br />

University (LA), Ferrum College (VA), Fresno Pacific University (CA),<br />

George Fox University (OR), Goucher College (MD), Hartwick<br />

College (NY), Hendrix College (AR), Heritage University (WA), Juniata<br />

College (PA), Marietta College (OH), Millsaps College (MS), Mount<br />

Holyoke College (MA), Mount St. Mary’s College (CA), Otterbein<br />

College (OH), Pace University (NY), Pacific Lutheran University (WA),<br />

Pitzer College (CA), Point Loma Nazarene University (CA), Regis<br />

University (CO), Rider University (NJ), Rollins College (FL), Saint Leo<br />

University (FL), Scripps College (CA), St. Edward’s University (TX),<br />

St. Andrews Presbyterian College (NC), Swarthmore College (PA),<br />

<strong>The</strong> Sage <strong>Colleges</strong> (NY), University <strong>of</strong> Charleston (WV), University <strong>of</strong><br />

Puget Sound (WA), University <strong>of</strong> St. Thomas (TX), Wagner College<br />

(NY), Westminster College (PA), Westmont College (CA), Whitworth<br />

College (WA), Whittier College (CA), Willamette University (OR), and<br />

W<strong>of</strong>ford College (SC).<br />

Wabash College, IN<br />

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Stimulating Reform<br />

<strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> CIC Awardees<br />

Pacific Lutheran<br />

University, WA<br />

CIC participates in various higher education policy discussions and<br />

supports a range <strong>of</strong> institutional reforms and programs, including:<br />

Assessment and Accountability—CIC continues to be involved in the<br />

national discussions on assessment and accountability. As described<br />

on previous pages, CIC’s Collegiate Learning Assessment Consortium<br />

is expanding to include more colleges and universities. A range <strong>of</strong><br />

other CIC initiatives that use data for decision-making and public<br />

information (KIT, FIT, and the Making the Case materials) have put<br />

CIC in a leadership position on many <strong>of</strong> these issues. CIC President<br />

Richard Ekman continues to speak and write about assessment and<br />

accountability issues in the national media through opinion pieces and<br />

letters to the editor.<br />

Teacher Education Accreditation <strong>Council</strong> (TEAC)—CIC continues<br />

to support TEAC, a nonpr<strong>of</strong>it organization founded in 1997 that is<br />

dedicated to improving academic degree programs for pr<strong>of</strong>essional<br />

educators. TEAC’s membership represents a broad range <strong>of</strong> higher<br />

education institutions, from liberal arts colleges to research universities,<br />

and includes other institutions and pr<strong>of</strong>essional organizations. TEAC is<br />

recognized as a national accreditor by the <strong>Council</strong> for Higher Education<br />

Accreditation and by the U.S. Department <strong>of</strong> Education. It has signed<br />

protocols with seven states and is a formal option for accreditation or<br />

program review in 19 other states. Positive and encouraging discussions<br />

continue in a number <strong>of</strong> other states.<br />

Awards for Philanthropy<br />

During the <strong>2007</strong> Presidents Institute Awards Banquet, CIC presented<br />

the Awards for Philanthropy to Marvin Suomi and the George I. Alden<br />

Trust.<br />

Marvin Suomi is<br />

CEO and president<br />

<strong>of</strong> KUD International<br />

LLC, a subsidiary<br />

<strong>of</strong> Japan’s Kajima<br />

Corporation, one <strong>of</strong><br />

the world’s largest<br />

construction-related<br />

service companies.<br />

Marvin and his<br />

wife, Mariclare,<br />

have provided scholarships and direct support to several institutions<br />

including Allegheny College (PA) and California Lutheran University.<br />

Marvin is a trustee <strong>of</strong> the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship<br />

Foundation, chair <strong>of</strong> the President’s <strong>Council</strong> at both Concordia and<br />

Finlandia universities; and serves on advisory committees at the<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Michigan and at the University <strong>of</strong> Hawaii’s School<br />

<strong>of</strong> Medicine.<br />

<strong>The</strong> George I. Alden<br />

Trust, with an<br />

endowment <strong>of</strong> $171<br />

million, supports<br />

“the promotion<br />

<strong>of</strong> education in<br />

schools, colleges, or<br />

other educational<br />

institutions.”<br />

Throughout its history,<br />

the trustees have given<br />

priority to independent undergraduate education in smaller institutions.<br />

In 2005, the Trust awarded grants totaling more than $3.2 million to<br />

27 CIC member colleges and universities. Susan Woodbury, trustee and<br />

chair, accepts the award on behalf <strong>of</strong> the Trust.<br />

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Allen P. Splete Award<br />

for Outstanding Service<br />

Eugene M. Lang, a<br />

retired businessman,<br />

entrepreneur, and<br />

philanthropist,<br />

received the Allen<br />

P. Splete Award<br />

for Outstanding<br />

Service at the <strong>2007</strong><br />

Presidents Institute<br />

Awards Banquet.<br />

Lang is responsible for<br />

various achievements,<br />

including establishing the “I Have a Dream” projects (which guarantee<br />

college scholarships to sixth graders who persist to high school<br />

graduation and aspire to attend college). CIC recognized Lang primarily<br />

for his work in recent years to establish Project Pericles, a national<br />

consortium now consisting <strong>of</strong> 22 colleges and universities that have<br />

made commitments to include social responsibility and participatory<br />

citizenship as an essential part <strong>of</strong> their educational programs. All but<br />

one <strong>of</strong> these institutions are private.<br />

Chief Academic Officer Award<br />

Wallace Campbell,<br />

vice president for<br />

academic affairs and<br />

dean <strong>of</strong> the college<br />

at Pikeville College<br />

(KY) since 1998,<br />

received the <strong>2006</strong><br />

CIC Chief Academic<br />

Officer Award for<br />

his contributions<br />

to colleagues at<br />

private colleges and<br />

universities. Service to Appalachian College Association institutions<br />

has been a distinguishing feature <strong>of</strong> his career; before joining Pikeville<br />

College, he was vice president for academic affairs and academic dean<br />

at Alice Lloyd College (KY) for 20 years. His contributions to CAO<br />

colleagues include a four-year term on the CIC CAO Task Force and<br />

serving as Task Force Chair.<br />

Recognition for Consecutive<br />

Years <strong>of</strong> Sponsorship<br />

Two companies that have been sponsors <strong>of</strong> the Presidents Institute for<br />

15 years—Jenzabar and Noel-Levitz—were honored for their dedicated<br />

support <strong>of</strong> the conference.<br />

Millsaps College, MS<br />

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Resource Development<br />

CIC’s fundraising efforts generate three types <strong>of</strong> revenue—restricted program grants for projects, restricted operating grants earmarked for particular programs<br />

(such as conference sponsorships), and unrestricted grants for general operating support. CIC received financial support between July 1, <strong>2006</strong>, and June 30, <strong>2007</strong>,<br />

from these donors and sponsors:<br />

Academic Search, Inc.<br />

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation<br />

ARAMARK Higher Education<br />

Bon Appétit Management Company<br />

JPMorgan Chase Bank/Booth Ferris<br />

Foundation<br />

Bridger<br />

Burt Hill<br />

Carnegie Communications, LLC<br />

Celli-Flynn Brennan, Architects and Planners<br />

Culver-Stockton College<br />

Datatel, Inc.<br />

Derck & Edson Associates<br />

E.M. Wickwire Associates, LLC<br />

EFL Associates, Inc.<br />

Eugene M. Lang Foundation<br />

Executive Management Services, Inc.<br />

GDA Integrated Services<br />

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation<br />

Gonser Gerber Tinker Stuhr, LLP<br />

Hardwick~Day, Inc.<br />

Hastings & Chivetta Architects, Inc.<br />

Higher Education Executive Associates, LLC<br />

Higher Education Services<br />

Jenzabar, Inc.<br />

Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, Inc.<br />

Kaludis Consulting Group, Inc.<br />

Maguire Associates, Inc.<br />

Manchester College<br />

Mason Jay Blacher & Associates<br />

Micros<strong>of</strong>t Corporation<br />

Miller/Cook & Associates, Inc.<br />

Mintz Levin Law Firm/ML Strategies, LLC<br />

National Management Resources<br />

Corporation<br />

New Ventures <strong>of</strong> Regis University<br />

Noel-Levitz<br />

Partners Development<br />

Performa Higher Education<br />

Pittsburgh Steelers Sports, Inc.<br />

R.H. Perry & Associates<br />

Royall & Company<br />

RPA, Inc.<br />

RuffaloCODY<br />

SAGE Dining Services<br />

SAGE Scholars, Inc.<br />

Sallie Mae Campus Solutions<br />

Scannell & Kurz, Inc.<br />

Scott Healy & Associates<br />

Sodexho Education Services<br />

Stamats, Inc.<br />

Stevens Strategy<br />

SunGard Higher Education<br />

Teagle Foundation, Inc.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Austen Group<br />

<strong>The</strong> Charitable Resources Group (TCR Group)<br />

<strong>The</strong> Collaborative, Inc.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Lawlor Group, Inc.<br />

<strong>The</strong> New York Times<br />

<strong>The</strong> Spelman & Johnson Group<br />

<strong>The</strong> William Randolph Hearst Foundations<br />


Tk20<br />

Treanor Architects<br />

Washington Post<br />

Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation<br />

Witt/Kieffer<br />

W.M. Keck Foundation<br />

Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br />

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute<br />

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Financial Statement<br />

Statement <strong>of</strong> Revenues, Expenses, and Change in Unrestricted Net Assets 7/1/06–6/30/07<br />




GRANTS<br />

TOTAL<br />

Revenues<br />

Membership Dues $2,128,349 $2,128,349<br />

Program Participant Fees 775,481 775,481<br />

Gifts and Grants<br />

Unrestricted Grants 137,784 137,784<br />

Program Grants 469,500 1,138,833 1,608,333<br />

Consulting Fees 10,548 10,548<br />

Interest, Investment, and Misc. Income 582,615 34,083 616,698<br />

Total Revenues $4,093,729 $1,183,464 $5,277,193<br />

Expenses<br />

Salaries and Benefits $1,769,443 $308,660 $2,078,103<br />

Programs and Meetings 655,807 655,807<br />

Grants to <strong>Colleges</strong> 109,489 109,489<br />

Other Expenses 751,123 796,193 1,547,316<br />

Total Expenses $3,176,373 $1,214,342 $4,390,715<br />

Change in Net Assets $886,478*<br />

Unrestricted Net Assets at 07/01/06 $3,373,389<br />

Unrestricted Net Assets at 06/30/07 $4,259,867<br />

*Change in net assets includes $614,582 in unrealized and realized gains, interest income, and other investment income.<br />

<strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> • 23

Board <strong>of</strong> Directors (June <strong>2007</strong>)<br />

Executive Committee<br />

Chair<br />

Antoine M. Garibaldi<br />

President, Gannon University<br />

Vice Chair for Programs<br />

Jeanne H. Neff<br />

President, <strong>The</strong> Sage <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

Vice Chair for Resource Development<br />

John Strassburger<br />

President, Ursinus College<br />

Treasurer<br />

Kent Chabotar<br />

President, Guilford College<br />

Vice Chair for Public Information<br />

Edwin H. Welch<br />

President, University <strong>of</strong> Charleston<br />

Secretary and Vice Chair for Membership<br />

Jon Moline<br />

President, Texas Lutheran University<br />

Vice Chair for Investment<br />

C. Brent DeVore<br />

President, Otterbein College<br />

Past Chair<br />

Mary Pat Seurkamp<br />

President, College <strong>of</strong> Notre Dame <strong>of</strong><br />

Maryland<br />

Ex Officio<br />

Richard Ekman<br />

President, <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

CIC Board <strong>of</strong> Directors<br />

James T. Barry<br />

President, Mount Marty College<br />

Doreen E. Boyce<br />

President (retired), <strong>The</strong> Buhl Foundation<br />

Walter D. Broadnax<br />

President, Clark Atlanta University<br />

Donna M. Carroll<br />

President, Dominican University<br />

Mark T. Cregan, CSC<br />

President, Stonehill College<br />

Paul Conn<br />

President, Lee University<br />

James A. Davis<br />

President, Shenandoah University<br />

Phillip L. Dudley, Jr.<br />

President, Hastings College<br />

Robert M. Frehse, Jr.<br />

Executive Director, <strong>The</strong> William Randolph<br />

Hearst Foundations<br />

Michael Gilligan<br />

President, <strong>The</strong> Henry Luce Foundation<br />

Larry Goodwin<br />

President, <strong>The</strong> College <strong>of</strong> St. Scholastica<br />

William E. Hamm<br />

President, Foundation for <strong>Independent</strong><br />

Higher Education<br />

Beverly W. Hogan<br />

President, Tougaloo College<br />

David C. Joyce<br />

President, Ripon College<br />

Trudie Kibbe Reed<br />

President, Bethune-Cookman University<br />

L. Jay Lemons<br />

President, Susquehanna University<br />

Michael Lomax<br />

President, United Negro College Fund<br />

George E. Martin<br />

President, St. Edward’s University<br />

Elisabeth S. Muhlenfeld<br />

President, Sweet Briar College<br />

Erik O. Nielsen<br />

President, Franklin College <strong>of</strong> Switzerland<br />

S. Georgia Nugent<br />

President, Kenyon College<br />

Anita Pampusch<br />

President, <strong>The</strong> Bush Foundation<br />

Jerold Panas<br />

Executive Partner and CEO, Jerold Panas,<br />

Linzy & Partners<br />

G. David Pollick<br />

President, Birmingham-Southern College<br />

Matthew J. Quinn<br />

Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke<br />

Foundation<br />

John C. Reynders<br />

President, Morningside College<br />

Lisa Marsh Ryerson<br />

President, Wells College<br />

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Advisory Committees and Task Forces<br />

<strong>2007</strong> Presidents Institute<br />

Programs Committee <strong>of</strong> the CIC<br />

Board <strong>of</strong> Directors<br />

Jeanne H. Neff (Chair)<br />

President, <strong>The</strong> Sage <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

James A. Davis (Vice Chair)<br />

President, Shenandoah University<br />

Kent John Chabotar<br />

President, Guilford College<br />

Michael Gilligan<br />

President, <strong>The</strong> Henry Luce<br />

Foundation<br />

Larry Goodwin<br />

President, <strong>The</strong> College <strong>of</strong><br />

St. Scholastica<br />

Michael Lomax<br />

President, United Negro College<br />

Fund<br />

S. Georgia Nugent<br />

President, Kenyon College<br />

John C. Reynders<br />

President, Morningside College<br />

New Presidents Program<br />

Advisory Committee<br />

Scott D. Miller (Chair)<br />

President, Wesley College<br />

Walter D. Broadnax<br />

President, Clark Atlantic University<br />

Earl D. Brooks II<br />

President, Tri-State University<br />

Rosemary E. Jeffries, RSM<br />

President, Georgian Court<br />

University<br />

William T. Luckey<br />

President, Lindsey Wilson College<br />

Presidents Institute Spouses<br />

Task Force<br />

Regina E. Boehm (Chair)<br />

Keystone College<br />

Angel Broadnax<br />

Clark Atlanta University<br />

George Efta<br />

Saint Mary’s College (IN)<br />

Jani Flynn<br />

Springfield College (MA)<br />

Robert Haring-Smith<br />

Washington & Jefferson College<br />

Sheryl Y. Head<br />

Urbana University<br />

Susan Johnston<br />

Iowa Wesleyan College<br />

Susan Kneten<br />

Barton College<br />

Elise Luckey<br />

Lindsey Wilson College<br />

Kris Ohle<br />

Wartburg College<br />

Dinah L. Taylor<br />

University <strong>of</strong> the Cumberlands<br />

Ellen Zemke<br />

Millikin University<br />

<strong>2006</strong> Chief Academic<br />

Officers Institute<br />

CAO Task Force (<strong>The</strong> <strong>2006</strong> CAO<br />

Institute included chief student<br />

affairs <strong>of</strong>ficers, so this year’s task<br />

force included several chief student<br />

affairs <strong>of</strong>ficers.)<br />

Mark Sargent (Chair)<br />

Provost, Gordon College<br />

Christopher W. Kimball<br />

Provost and Vice President for<br />

Academic Affairs, California<br />

Lutheran University<br />

Kris Bartanen<br />

Academic Vice President and<br />

Dean <strong>of</strong> the University, University<br />

<strong>of</strong> Puget Sound<br />

Sara A. Boatman<br />

Vice President for Student<br />

Life and Campus Community,<br />

Nebraska Wesleyan University<br />

Linda C. DeMeritt<br />

Dean <strong>of</strong> the College, Allegheny<br />

College<br />

Janice M. Edwards-Armstrong<br />

Vice President for Student Affairs<br />

and Dean <strong>of</strong> Students, Chatham<br />

University<br />

Robert Entzminger<br />

Provost, Hendrix College<br />

Neil George<br />

Executive Vice President and Vice<br />

President for Academic Affairs,<br />

Webster University<br />

John Masterson<br />

Executive Vice President and<br />

Provost, Texas Lutheran University<br />

Donal O’Shea<br />

Dean <strong>of</strong> the Faculty, Mount<br />

Holyoke College<br />

William Pollard<br />

Vice President and Dean <strong>of</strong> the<br />

College, Transylvania University<br />

Helen Ray<br />

Vice President for Academic<br />

Affairs, Brenau University<br />

Leroy Staggers<br />

Academic Dean, Morris College<br />

Michael K. Vetter<br />

Dean <strong>of</strong> Students, Transylvania<br />

University<br />

CAO Spouses Task Force<br />

Barbara Barnes (Chair)<br />

Bethel University (MN)<br />

Lynn Buck<br />

Sweet Briar College<br />

Mary Lou Entzminger<br />

Hendrix College<br />

Anna Kolander<br />

Wisconsin Lutheran College<br />

Ken Lenoir<br />

McMurry University<br />

David McCarthy<br />

William Woods University<br />

Margaret Piper<br />

Lycoming College<br />

Ann Taddie<br />

University <strong>of</strong> the Ozarks<br />

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College and University Members <strong>of</strong> CIC (june <strong>2007</strong>)<br />

CIC continues its steady membership growth and now serves 582 independent colleges and universities, including liberal arts, comprehensive, four-year,<br />

two-year, and international institutions. In addition, 64 national, state, and regional organizations are Affiliate Members.<br />

Alabama<br />

Birmingham-Southern College<br />

Huntingdon College<br />

Oakwood College<br />

Spring Hill College<br />

Alaska<br />

Alaska Pacific University<br />

Arizona<br />

Prescott College<br />

Arkansas<br />

Hendrix College<br />

John Brown University<br />

Lyon College<br />

Philander Smith College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> the Ozarks<br />

California<br />

Azusa Pacific University<br />

California Baptist University<br />

California Lutheran University<br />

Chapman University<br />

Dominican University <strong>of</strong> California<br />

Fresno Pacific University<br />

Golden Gate University<br />

Holy Names University<br />

Mills College<br />

Mount St. Mary’s College<br />

Notre Dame de Namur University<br />

Point Loma Nazarene University<br />

Scripps College<br />

Simpson University<br />

Thomas Aquinas College<br />

Westmont College<br />

Whittier College<br />

Woodbury University<br />

Colorado<br />

Colorado Christian University<br />

Naropa University<br />

Regis University<br />

Connecticut<br />

Albertus Magnus College<br />

Connecticut College<br />

Mitchell College<br />

Sacred Heart University<br />

Saint Joseph College<br />

Trinity College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Bridgeport<br />

Delaware<br />

Wesley College<br />

Wilmington College<br />

Florida<br />

Barry University<br />

Bethune-Cookman University<br />

Clearwater Christian College<br />

Eckerd College<br />

Flagler College<br />

Florida Memorial University<br />

Jacksonville University<br />

Lynn University<br />

Palm Beach Atlantic University<br />

Rollins College<br />

Saint Leo University<br />

Southeastern University<br />

St. Thomas University<br />

Warner Southern College<br />

Georgia<br />

Agnes Scott College<br />

Berry College<br />

Brenau University<br />

Clark Atlanta University<br />

LaGrange College<br />

Mercer University<br />

Morehouse College<br />

Oglethorpe University<br />

Paine College<br />

Piedmont College<br />

Shorter College<br />

Spelman College<br />

Thomas University<br />

Wesleyan College<br />

Hawaii<br />

Chaminade University <strong>of</strong> Honolulu<br />

Idaho<br />

<strong>The</strong> College <strong>of</strong> Idaho<br />

Illinois<br />

Augustana College<br />

Aurora University<br />

Benedictine University<br />

Blackburn College<br />

Columbia College Chicago<br />

DePaul University<br />

Dominican University<br />

Elmhurst College<br />

Eureka College<br />

Greenville College<br />

Illinois College<br />

Illinois Wesleyan University<br />

Judson University<br />

Kendall College<br />

Knox College<br />

Lewis University<br />

MacMurray College<br />

McKendree University<br />

Millikin University<br />

Monmouth College<br />

National-Louis University<br />

North Central College<br />

North Park University<br />

Olivet Nazarene University<br />

Principia College<br />

Quincy University<br />

Rockford College<br />

Saint Xavier University<br />

Shimer College<br />

Trinity Christian College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> St. Francis<br />

Indiana<br />

Anderson University<br />

Bethel College<br />

Calumet College <strong>of</strong> St. Joseph<br />

Earlham College<br />

Franklin College<br />

Goshen College<br />

Grace College and Seminary<br />

Hanover College<br />

Huntington University<br />

Indiana Wesleyan University<br />

Manchester College<br />

Marian College<br />

Saint Joseph’s College<br />

Saint Mary-<strong>of</strong>-the-Woods College<br />

Saint Mary’s College<br />

Taylor University<br />

Tri-State University<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Evansville<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Indianapolis<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Saint Francis<br />

Wabash College<br />

Iowa<br />

Briar Cliff University<br />

Buena Vista University<br />

Central College<br />

Clarke College<br />

Cornell College<br />

Dordt College<br />

Drake University<br />

Graceland University<br />

Grand View College<br />

Iowa Wesleyan College<br />

Loras College<br />

Morningside College<br />

Mount Mercy College<br />

Northwestern College<br />

Simpson College<br />

St. Ambrose University<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Dubuque<br />

Upper Iowa University<br />

Waldorf College<br />

Wartburg College<br />

William Penn University<br />

Kansas<br />

Baker University<br />

Benedictine College<br />

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Bethany College<br />

Bethel College<br />

Friends University<br />

Kansas Wesleyan University<br />

McPherson College<br />

MidAmerica Nazarene University<br />

Newman University<br />

Ottawa University<br />

Southwestern College<br />

Sterling College<br />

Tabor College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Saint Mary<br />

Kentucky<br />

Alice Lloyd College<br />

Bellarmine University<br />

Berea College<br />

Brescia University<br />

Campbellsville University<br />

Centre College<br />

Georgetown College<br />

Kentucky Wesleyan College<br />

Lindsey Wilson College<br />

Midway College<br />

Pikeville College<br />

Spalding University<br />

Thomas More College<br />

Transylvania University<br />

Union College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> the Cumberlands<br />

Louisiana<br />

Dillard University<br />

Loyola University New Orleans<br />

Maine<br />

Saint Joseph’s College <strong>of</strong> Maine<br />

Thomas College<br />

Unity College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> New England<br />

Maryland<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Notre Dame <strong>of</strong> Maryland<br />

Goucher College<br />

Loyola College in Maryland<br />

McDaniel College<br />

Mount St. Mary’s University<br />

St. John’s College<br />

Villa Julie College<br />

Washington College<br />

Massachusetts<br />

American International College<br />

Anna Maria College<br />

Assumption College<br />

Bard College at Simon’s Rock<br />

Bay Path College<br />

Curry College<br />

Eastern Nazarene College<br />

Elms College<br />

Emerson College<br />

Emmanuel College<br />

Endicott College<br />

Gordon College<br />

Hampshire College<br />

Lesley University<br />

Merrimack College<br />

Mount Holyoke College<br />

Mount Ida College<br />

Nichols College<br />

Regis College<br />

Springfield College<br />

Stonehill College<br />

Western New England College<br />

Wheaton College<br />

Wheelock College<br />

Williams College<br />

Michigan<br />

Adrian College<br />

Alma College<br />

Aquinas College<br />

Calvin College<br />

Cornerstone University<br />

Hillsdale College<br />

Kalamazoo College<br />

Madonna University<br />

Marygrove College<br />

Olivet College<br />

Siena Heights University<br />

Spring Arbor University<br />

Minnesota<br />

Augsburg College<br />

Bethany Lutheran College<br />

Bethel University<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Saint Benedict<br />

College <strong>of</strong> St. Catherine<br />

Concordia College<br />

Gustavus Aldolphus College<br />

Hamline University<br />

Northwestern College<br />

Saint John’s University<br />

<strong>The</strong> College <strong>of</strong> St. Scholastica<br />

University <strong>of</strong> St. Thomas<br />

Missouri<br />

Avila University<br />

Central Methodist University<br />

College <strong>of</strong> the Ozarks<br />

Columbia College<br />

Culver-Stockton College<br />

Drury University<br />

Fontbonne University<br />

Kansas City Art Institute<br />

Maryville University <strong>of</strong> Saint Louis<br />

Missouri Baptist University<br />

Missouri Valley College<br />

Park University<br />

Rockhurst University<br />

Stephens College<br />

Webster University<br />

Westminster College<br />

William Jewell College<br />

William Woods University<br />

Mississippi<br />

Millsaps College<br />

Rust College<br />

Tougaloo College<br />

Montana<br />

Carroll College<br />

Rocky Mountain College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Great Falls<br />

Nebraska<br />

Bellevue University<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Saint Mary<br />

Dana College<br />

Doane College<br />

Hastings College<br />

Midland Lutheran College<br />

Nebraska Wesleyan University<br />

New Hampshire<br />

Colby-Sawyer College<br />

Franklin Pierce College<br />

New England College<br />

Rivier College<br />

Saint Anselm College<br />

Southern New Hampshire University<br />

New Jersey<br />

Bloomfield College<br />

Caldwell College<br />

Centenary College<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Saint Elizabeth<br />

Drew University<br />

Felician College<br />

Georgian Court University<br />

Monmouth University<br />

Rider University<br />

Saint Peter’s College<br />

New Mexico<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Santa Fe<br />

College <strong>of</strong> the Southwest<br />

St. John’s College<br />

New York<br />

Cazenovia College<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Mount Saint Vincent<br />

College <strong>of</strong> New Rochelle<br />

Concordia College<br />

Daemen College<br />

Dominican College<br />

D’Youville College<br />

Elmira College<br />

Hamilton College<br />

Hartwick College<br />

Hilbert College<br />

Houghton College<br />

Ithaca College<br />

Keuka College<br />

Le Moyne College<br />

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College and University Members <strong>of</strong> CIC (june <strong>2007</strong>, cont’d)<br />

New York (Cont’d)<br />

Marymount Manhattan College<br />

Medaille College<br />

Mercy College<br />

Molloy College<br />

Mount Saint Mary College<br />

Nazareth College<br />

Nyack College<br />

Pace University<br />

Paul Smith’s College<br />

Roberts Wesleyan College<br />

Siena College<br />

St. Bonaventure University<br />

St. John Fisher College<br />

St. Joseph’s College<br />

St. Lawrence University<br />

St. Thomas Aquinas College<br />

<strong>The</strong> College <strong>of</strong> Saint Rose<br />

<strong>The</strong> Sage <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

Utica College<br />

Wagner College<br />

Wells College<br />

North Carolina<br />

Barton College<br />

Belmont Abbey College<br />

Brevard College<br />

Catawba College<br />

Chowan University<br />

Gardner-Webb University<br />

Greensboro College<br />

Guilford College<br />

Johnson C. Smith University<br />

Lees-McRae College<br />

Lenoir-Rhyne College<br />

Livingstone College<br />

Mars Hill College<br />

Meredith College<br />

Montreat College<br />

North Carolina Wesleyan College<br />

Peace College<br />

Pfeiffer University<br />

Saint Augustine’s College<br />

Salem College<br />

St. Andrews Presbyterian College<br />

Warren Wilson College<br />

Wingate University<br />

North Dakota<br />

Jamestown College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Mary<br />

Ohio<br />

Antioch College<br />

Ashland University<br />

Bluffton University<br />

Capital University<br />

Cedarville University<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Mount St. Joseph<br />

Defiance College<br />

Franciscan University <strong>of</strong><br />

Steubenville<br />

Franklin University<br />

Heidelberg College<br />

Hiram College<br />

John Carroll University<br />

Kenyon College<br />

Lake Erie College<br />

Lourdes College<br />

Malone College<br />

Marietta College<br />

Mount Union College<br />

Mount Vernon Nazarene University<br />

Muskingum College<br />

Notre Dame College<br />

Oberlin College<br />

Ohio Dominican University<br />

Ohio Northern University<br />

Ohio Wesleyan University<br />

Otterbein College<br />

<strong>The</strong> College <strong>of</strong> Wooster<br />

<strong>The</strong> University <strong>of</strong> Findlay<br />

Tiffin University<br />

Urbana University<br />

Ursuline College<br />

Walsh University<br />

Wilberforce University<br />

Wilmington College<br />

Xavier University<br />

Oklahoma<br />

Oklahoma City University<br />

Oral Roberts University<br />

Oregon<br />

George Fox University<br />

Linfield College<br />

Marylhurst University<br />

Northwest Christian College<br />

Pacific University<br />

Willamette University<br />

Pennsylvania<br />

Albright College<br />

Allegheny College<br />

Alvernia College<br />

Arcadia University<br />

Bryn Athyn College<br />

Cabrini College<br />

Carlow University<br />

Cedar Crest College<br />

Chatham College<br />

Chestnut Hill College<br />

College Misericordia<br />

Delaware Valley College<br />

DeSales University<br />

Duquesne University<br />

Eastern University<br />

Elizabethtown College<br />

Gannon University<br />

Geneva College<br />

Gettysburg College<br />

Grove City College<br />

Gwynedd-Mercy College<br />

Holy Family University<br />

Immaculata University<br />

Juniata College<br />

Keystone College<br />

King’s College<br />

La Roche College<br />

Lafayette College<br />

Lebanon Valley College<br />

Lycoming College<br />

Marywood University<br />

Mercyhurst College<br />

Messiah College<br />

Moravian College<br />

Mount Aloysius College<br />

Neumann College<br />

Philadelphia University<br />

Point Park University<br />

Robert Morris University<br />

Rosemont College<br />

Saint Francis University<br />

Saint Vincent College<br />

Seton Hill University<br />

Susquehanna University<br />

Swarthmore College<br />

Thiel College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Scranton<br />

University <strong>of</strong> the Arts<br />

Ursinus College<br />

Washington & Jefferson College<br />

Waynesburg University<br />

Westminster College<br />

Widener University<br />

Wilkes University<br />

Wilson College<br />

York College <strong>of</strong> Pennsylvania<br />

Rhode Island<br />

Roger Williams University<br />

Salve Regina University<br />

South Carolina<br />

Anderson University<br />

Charleston Southern University<br />

Claflin University<br />

Columbia College<br />

Converse College<br />

Erskine College<br />

Limestone College<br />

Morris College<br />

Newberry College<br />

Presbyterian College<br />

Southern Wesleyan University<br />

W<strong>of</strong>ford College<br />

South Dakota<br />

Augustana College<br />

Dakota Wesleyan University<br />

Mount Marty College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Sioux Falls<br />

Tennessee<br />

Bethel College<br />

Carson-Newman College<br />

Christian Brothers University<br />

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Crichton College<br />

Cumberland University<br />

Fisk University<br />

King College<br />

Lambuth University<br />

Lane College<br />

Lee University<br />

Lincoln Memorial University<br />

Maryville College<br />

Milligan College<br />

Rhodes College<br />

Sewanee: <strong>The</strong> University <strong>of</strong> the<br />

South<br />

Southern Adventist University<br />

Tennessee Wesleyan College<br />

Trevecca Nazarene University<br />

Tusculum College<br />

Union University<br />

Texas<br />

Austin College<br />

East Texas Baptist University<br />

Huston-Tillotson University<br />

Jarvis Christian College<br />

McMurry University<br />

Our Lady <strong>of</strong> the Lake University<br />

Schreiner University<br />

Southwestern Adventist University<br />

Southwestern University<br />

St. Edward’s University<br />

Texas College<br />

Texas Lutheran University<br />

Texas Wesleyan University<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Dallas<br />

University <strong>of</strong> St. Thomas<br />

University <strong>of</strong> the Incarnate Word<br />

Wiley College<br />

Utah<br />

Westminster College<br />

Vermont<br />

Bennington College<br />

Burlington College<br />

Champlain College<br />

Goddard College<br />

Green Mountain College<br />

Marlboro College<br />

Norwich University<br />

Saint Michael’s College<br />

Southern Vermont College<br />

Virginia<br />

Averett University<br />

Bluefield College<br />

Bridgewater College<br />

Eastern Mennonite University<br />

Emory & Henry College<br />

Ferrum College<br />

Hollins University<br />

Lynchburg College<br />

Mary Baldwin College<br />

Marymount University<br />

Randolph-Macon College<br />

Randolph College<br />

Regent University<br />

Roanoke College<br />

Saint Paul’s College<br />

Shenandoah University<br />

Sweet Briar College<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Richmond<br />

Virginia Union University<br />

Virginia Wesleyan College<br />

Washington and Lee University<br />

Washington<br />

City University <strong>of</strong> Seattle<br />

Heritage University<br />

Pacific Lutheran University<br />

Saint Martin’s University<br />

Seattle Pacific University<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Puget Sound<br />

Whitworth College<br />

West Virginia<br />

Alderson-Broaddus College<br />

Bethany College<br />

Davis & Elkins College<br />

Ohio Valley University<br />

University <strong>of</strong> Charleston<br />

West Virginia Wesleyan College<br />

Wheeling Jesuit University<br />

Wisconsin<br />

Alverno College<br />

Cardinal Stritch University<br />

Carroll College<br />

Concordia University Wisconsin<br />

Edgewood College<br />

Lakeland College<br />

Marian College<br />

Mount Mary College<br />

Northland College<br />

Ripon College<br />

Silver Lake College<br />

St. Norbert College<br />

Viterbo University<br />

Wisconsin Lutheran College<br />

Associate Members<br />

Ancilla College, IN<br />

Dean College, MA<br />

Hesston College, KS<br />

Hiwassee College, TN<br />

Lincoln College, IL<br />

Louisburg College, NC<br />

Marymount College, CA<br />

St. Augustine College, IL<br />

International Members<br />

American University-Central Asia,<br />

Kyrgyzstan<br />

American University in Bulgaria<br />

American University <strong>of</strong> Paris, France<br />

American University <strong>of</strong> Sharjah,<br />

United Arab Emirates<br />

Forman Christian College, Pakistan<br />

Franklin College <strong>of</strong> Switzerland<br />

John Cabot University, Italy<br />

Philadelphia University, Jordan<br />

Richmond the American<br />

International University in<br />

London, England<br />

<strong>The</strong> American College <strong>of</strong> Greece<br />

Universidad Jose Cecilio Del Valle,<br />

Honduras<br />

University Witten/Herdecke,<br />

Germany<br />

NEW MEMBERS IN <strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong><br />

New Institutional Members<br />

Bryn Athyn College, PA<br />

City University, WA<br />

College <strong>of</strong> Santa Fe, NM<br />

Erskine College, SC<br />

Greenville College, IL<br />

Gustavus Adolphus College, MN<br />

Hilbert College, NY<br />

Kalamazoo College, MI<br />

Knox College, IL<br />

Lafayette College, PA<br />

Linfield College, OR<br />

North Park University, IL<br />

Presbyterian College, SC<br />

Regent University, VA<br />

Saint Paul’s College, VA<br />

Southwestern Adventist University, TX<br />

University <strong>of</strong> the Arts, PA<br />

Washington and Lee University, VA<br />

New International Members<br />

American University in Bulgaria<br />

Philadelphia University, Jordan<br />

University Witten/Herdecke,<br />

Germany<br />

New Affiliate Members<br />

Associated New American<br />

<strong>Colleges</strong>, MA<br />

Mennonite Education Agency, IN<br />

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Affiliate Members <strong>of</strong> CIC (june <strong>2007</strong>)<br />

Alabama <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

American Academy <strong>of</strong> Religion, GA<br />

American <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> Learned Societies, NY<br />

American <strong>Council</strong>s for International<br />

Education: ACTR/ACCLES, DC<br />

American Historical Association, DC<br />

Appalachian College Association, KY<br />

Arkansas’ <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

& Universities<br />

Associated <strong>Colleges</strong> <strong>of</strong> Illinois<br />

Associated <strong>Colleges</strong> <strong>of</strong> the South, GA<br />

Associated New American <strong>Colleges</strong>, MA<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> Advanced Rabbinical<br />

and Talmudic Schools, NY<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> Collegiate Business Schools<br />

and Programs, KS<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

and Universities <strong>of</strong> Nebraska<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

and Universities <strong>of</strong> Ohio<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

& Universities <strong>of</strong> Pennsylvania<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> and<br />

Universities in New Jersey<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> Kentucky<br />

<strong>Colleges</strong> and Universities<br />

Association <strong>of</strong> Presbyterian <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

and Universities, KY<br />

Christian College Consortium, NH<br />

Church <strong>of</strong> the Nazarene, MO<br />

Collaboration for the Advancement <strong>of</strong><br />

College Teaching and Learning, MN<br />

Conference for Mercy Higher Education, NE<br />

<strong>Council</strong> for Advancement and Support <strong>of</strong><br />

Education, DC<br />

<strong>Council</strong> for Christian <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

& Universities, DC<br />

<strong>Council</strong> for Higher Education/United Church<br />

<strong>of</strong> Christ, OH<br />

<strong>Council</strong> for International Exchange <strong>of</strong><br />

Scholars, DC<br />

<strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> American Overseas Research<br />

Centers, DC<br />

<strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> in Virginia<br />


Evangelical Lutheran Church In America, IL<br />

Federation <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> Illinois <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

& Universities<br />

Foundation for <strong>Independent</strong> Higher<br />

Education, DC<br />

Georgia Foundation for <strong>Independent</strong><br />

<strong>Colleges</strong>, Inc.<br />

Gilder Lehrman Institute <strong>of</strong> American<br />

History, NY<br />

Great Lakes <strong>Colleges</strong> Association, Inc., MI<br />

IDEA Center, Inc., KS<br />

Illinois Institute <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

and Universities<br />

<strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> <strong>of</strong> Indiana, Inc.<br />

<strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong> <strong>of</strong> Washington<br />

Iowa Association <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

and Universities<br />

LeaderShape, Inc., IL<br />

Lutheran Educational Conference <strong>of</strong><br />

North America, SD<br />

Maryland <strong>Independent</strong> College and<br />

University Association<br />

Mennonite Education Agency, IN<br />

Minnesota Private College <strong>Council</strong><br />

National Association <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong><br />

<strong>Colleges</strong> and Universities, DC<br />

National Humanities Alliance, DC<br />

North Carolina <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

& Universities<br />

Ohio Foundation <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong><br />

<strong>Colleges</strong><br />

Society for Historians <strong>of</strong> the Early<br />

American Republic, PA<br />

Society <strong>of</strong> Biblical Literature, GA<br />

South Carolina <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

& Universities, Inc.<br />

Tennessee <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

and Universities Association<br />

Texas <strong>Independent</strong> College Fund<br />

Tuition Plan Consortium, MO<br />

United Methodist Church/General Board<br />

<strong>of</strong> Higher Education & Ministry, TN<br />

Virginia Foundation for <strong>Independent</strong><br />

<strong>Colleges</strong><br />

West Virginia <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

and Universities<br />

Wisconsin Association <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong><br />

<strong>Colleges</strong> and Universities<br />

Wisconsin Foundation for <strong>Independent</strong><br />

<strong>Colleges</strong>, Inc.<br />

Women’s College Coalition, Inc., CT<br />

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CIC Staff and Advisors (August <strong>2007</strong>)<br />

CIC Staff<br />

August G. Adams<br />

Communications and Web Manager<br />

Allison Blackburn<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Conferences<br />

Sheila L. Cooper<br />

Administrative/Membership Assistant<br />

Richard H. Ekman<br />

President<br />

Kimberly Farmer<br />

Membership Manager<br />

Michelle Friedman<br />

Conference Coordinator<br />

Russell Y. Garth<br />

Executive Vice President<br />

Stephen R. Gibson<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Projects<br />

Harold V. Hartley III<br />

Vice President for Research and Evaluation<br />

Barbara Hetrick<br />

Vice President for Advancement<br />

Christoph M. Kunkel<br />

Chief <strong>of</strong> Operations<br />

Lilia LaGesse<br />

Publications Coordinator<br />

Keisha C. Pearson<br />

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant<br />

Mary Ann F. Rehnke<br />

Vice President for Programs<br />

Leslie A. Rogers<br />

Conference Manager<br />

Kalpna Srimal<br />

Business Manager<br />

Sarah Stoycos<br />

Program Officer<br />

Keith A. Wallace<br />

Director <strong>of</strong> Administration<br />

Tiwanda Washington-Settlers<br />

Development Associate<br />

Laura A. Wilcox<br />

Vice President for Communications<br />

CIC Advisors<br />

Edward J. Barboni<br />

Senior Advisor, Teach 21 Program<br />

Scott Bennett<br />

Senior Advisor, Transformation <strong>of</strong> the<br />

College Library Workshops<br />

Barbara S. Christen<br />

Senior Advisor, Historic Campus<br />

Architecture Project<br />

Edward J. Clark<br />

Senior Advisor, Tuition Exchange Program<br />

Marylouise Fennell, RSM<br />

Senior Counsel<br />

William V. Frame<br />

Senior Advisor, Presidential Vocation and<br />

Institutional Mission Program<br />

Rita Gulstad<br />

Senior Advisor, Transformation <strong>of</strong> the<br />

College Library Workshops<br />

William B. Julian<br />

Senior Advisor, <strong>Annual</strong> Programs<br />

Thomas G. Kirk, Jr.<br />

Senior Advisor, Transformation <strong>of</strong> the<br />

College Library Workshops<br />

Jan Marston<br />

Senior Advisor, Network for Effective<br />

Language Learning (NELL)<br />

R. Keith Moore<br />

Senior Advisor, Public Relations<br />

David Paris<br />

Senior Advisor, Symposium on Business<br />

and the Liberal Arts<br />

Allen P. Splete<br />

President Emeritus<br />

<strong>2006</strong>–<strong>2007</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> • 31

Connecting with CIC<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are several ways to reach CIC. Let us hear from you.<br />

<strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong><br />

One Dupont Circle, Suite 320<br />

Washington, DC 20036-1142<br />

Phone: (202) 466-7230<br />

Fax: (202) 466-7238<br />

Email: cic@cic.nche.edu<br />

Website<br />

CIC’s website—www.cic.edu—is a rich resource <strong>of</strong> information that<br />

draws increasingly heavy traffic each year. Visit the site for news about<br />

CIC conferences and programs, to view data and resources on the<br />

effectiveness <strong>of</strong> private higher education, to download and order CIC<br />

publications, and for links to member institutions and other sites on<br />

higher education.<br />

Listserv Information<br />

Through listservs, CIC links a national network <strong>of</strong> people who lead<br />

and staff private colleges and universities. <strong>The</strong> service is free, and the<br />

listservs are reserved exclusively for CIC member institutions. In addition,<br />

the listservs for presidents and chief academic <strong>of</strong>ficers have been<br />

archived and <strong>of</strong>fer a wealth <strong>of</strong> information on myriad topics, and they are<br />

searchable by date, name, subject, and institution. To join the discussion<br />

groups, send your request via email to cic@cic.nche.edu. Include your<br />

name, title, and institution. If your request is approved, your name will be<br />

added to the appropriate listserv. You will receive an email confirmation.<br />

CIC Listservs<br />


Open only to current presidents <strong>of</strong> CIC member institutions.<br />


Open to chief academic <strong>of</strong>ficers, provosts, and those with similar rank at<br />

CIC member institutions.<br />


Open to student affairs <strong>of</strong>ficers and staff at CIC member institutions.<br />


Open to public relations <strong>of</strong>ficers and staff at CIC member institutions.<br />


Open to development <strong>of</strong>ficers and staff at CIC member institutions.<br />


Open to business <strong>of</strong>ficers <strong>of</strong> CIC member institutions.<br />


Open to spouses <strong>of</strong> current presidents <strong>of</strong> CIC member institutions.<br />


Open to those at CIC member institutions interested in discussing issues<br />

<strong>of</strong> information technology.<br />


Open to department and division chairs from CIC member institutions.<br />


Open to those at CIC member institutions interested in discussing issues<br />

<strong>of</strong> data and institutional research.<br />

32 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Council</strong> <strong>of</strong> <strong>Independent</strong> <strong>Colleges</strong>

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 320 • Washington, DC 20036-1142<br />

Phone: (202) 466-7230 • Fax: (202) 466-7238<br />

Email: cic@cic.nche.edu • www.cic.edu<br />

advancing independent higher education and its leadership

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